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Currently closed while the Society moves to its new location at Pioneer Hall in the San Francisco Presidio, the library and museum plan to reopen in the summer of 2014. Established in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers is a not-for-profit museum, library, and cultural organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and appreciation of early California history.

The Society will reopen Pioneer Hall – their public museum, research library and administrative office currently located South of Market – in the new 101 Montgomery Street location in September 2014.

Society of California Pioneers Library
101 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
Telephone: 415-957-1849
Fax: 415-957-9858

Pioneers collection has Spanish and Mexican eras materials, records about pioneer travels overland and around the Horn, the Gold Rush and later mining ventures, urbanization and the construction of the railroads, 1906 earthquake, biographical information and county files and indexes on early pioneers and notables, local histories, directories, diaries, papers, maps, newspapers, periodicals and California history to 1900.[1] [2]


  1. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 19 and 21. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. Library and Special Collections in Society of California Pioneers (accessed 7 May 2014).


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