2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing San Francisco’s recovery from the devastation of the 1906 earthquake and fire and its emergence as a global city. Join us at exhibitions, performances and events throughout the year as we celebrate this momentous occasion and imagine the future of the City. Learn More
Nov 12, 2015 to Apr 10, 2016
San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
All aboard for a trip back in time as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park presents an all new garden railway display celebrating the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. See an enchanting display landscaped with hundreds of dwarf plants and several water features, as model trains wend their way through the festive fairgrounds, zipping past whimsical recreations of the fair's most dazzling monuments and amusements, including the Tower of Jewels, Palace of Fine Arts, and more.
Apr 02, 2015 to Apr 02, 2016
Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
The exhibition focuses on a popular attraction in the 1915 Fair’s “Joy Zone” that fascinated visitors with false portrayals of Chinese culture.
Oct 26, 2000 to Mar 30, 2016
Guardians of the City
The whole family will enjoy seeing the Fire Department's special exhibition of rare fire engines, Panama Pacific International Exposition Fire Department memorabilia, uniforms, period clothing and hundreds of historic fire artifacts on display at the San Francisco Fire Department Museum Come see this priceless treasure - a great family friendly event!
Jul 25, 2015 to Oct 26, 2000
de Young Museum
This exhibition presents a survey of Willard Worden’s photographs from the first two decades of the 20th century, including views of San Francisco’s coastline, Golden Gate Park, and Chinatown.
Dear Friends, The Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE100) is coming to an end this weekend with the closing of two major exhibitions in San Francisco: Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition at the de Young Museum, and the California Historical Society’s free exhibition City Rising: San Francisco and the 1915 World’s Fair at… Read more
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