Welcome to The Society of California Pioneers
The Society of California Pioneers Museum has reopened with a new exhibition: For Generations to Come: The Conservation of Treasures from Our Collection
The Society maintains a rotating schedule of cross-disciplinary exhibitions focused on California art, history, and culture in Pioneer Hall at The Presidio. Learn more here about our operating hours, directions, parking, and accessibility when visiting our free museum.
The Society of California Pioneers’ archives document the founding and early history of California, including The Gold Rush, The Earthquake and Fire of 1906, and other defining events. Learn more about our research resources and services here.
The Society of California Pioneers
Established in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers is a not-for-profit museum, library and cultural organization dedicated to advancing the preservation, study and appreciation of early California history, culture, and art for the benefit of present and future audiences of all ages.
Our Museum is Open & FREE to the Public Wednesday - Friday • 10 AM to 2 PM
Funding has been provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment
Learn About Our Exhibitions!
For Generations to Come: The Conservation of Treasures from Our Collection
October 5 – November 19, 2022
Learn more about the exhibition and download a brochure.
See Our Virtual Exhibits
Can’t make it to the museum? Enjoy these special online exhibits developed using our historic collection.