Research Topics & Educational Resources

The History Collections contains numerous topic folders, both physical and digital.  For the moment these files are not searchable online, however the lists below will at least form a basis for further research in the archives. (The links below are to Word documents which can be downloaded and searched in Microsoft Word using the ctrl+f command).

We are open Tuesday-Thursday 9 -1 or by appointment.  Contact the Archivist at or 415-435-5490.

Subject Files (photo)

Subject Files (non-photo)

Personalities Files (photo)

Personalities Files (non-photo)

Artists Biographical

House Tour houses by address

Oral Histories

Video Collection


To improve the experience for the elementary school children who visit our landmark sites, we have developed worksheets with the help of the Bel Arie School 3rd grade staff.  Links to the worksheets are below:

Art & Garden Center Student worksheet

China Cabin student worksheet

Old St. Hilary’s Student worksheet

Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum Student Worksheet