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Open House and Big Book Sale on May 4, 2024

After being closed to the general public since November 2023, San Francisco Heritage’s Haas-Lilienthal House will reopen with a free open house and accompanying big book sale on Saturday, May 4, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thousands of volumes from the collection of the late Gee Gee Platt will form the core of the book sale. Gee Gee’s family donated her extensive library covering architecture, design, art, and western history to San Francisco Heritage after her death in December 2023. Selections from Ms. Platt’s collection are being pulled for incorporation into SF Heritage’s research library, while the rest will be sold to benefit the organization.

In addition to newer publications on San Francisco history, the Platt collection includes antiquarian and small-press volumes, 19th century San Francisco directories, pamphlets, and trade journals.

The big book sale will also include hundreds of items from a large deaccessioned research library from Wells Fargo Bank, which was accepted and re-donated to San Francisco Heritage by the nonprofit Western Neighborhoods Project. Included in this collection are hard-to-find genealogy-related books as well as books on western Americana, state histories, and more.

The public rooms of the Haas-Lilienthal House will be open for touring during the big book sale with docents on each floor to answer questions and share history. We’re excited to reopen and look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 4th.

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