Annual & Semi-Annual Meeting

2018 Semi-Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 31, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Haas-Lilienthal House
2007 Franklin Street

At Heritage’s 2018 Semi-Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 31, John Rothmann, a radio talk show host on KGO 810 AM and grandson of Florine Haas Bransten, will recount family anecdotes found in the memoir, The Haas Sisters of Franklin Street: A San Francisco Memoir of Family and Love (1979, 2017), written by his mother, Frances Bransten Rothmann (1914-1984). In addition, President and CEO Mike Buhler will provide an update on Heritage’s latest activities, including public-policy and advocacy priorities in 2018.

The Semi-Annual Meeting is free for members (TO ACCESS FREE MEMBER TICKET, PLEASE USE ACCESS CODE) and $10 for non-members. Email and RSVP HERE.
Only 100 seats available


Past Meetings:

2017 Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 24, 9:30AM-11:30AM
Chinese Historical Society of America, Learning Center
965 Clay Street

Photo courtesy of OpenSFHistory

San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the last affordable neighborhoods in the city. Working with community partners, the Chinatown Community Development Center (CDC) has utilized innovative strategies and land use controls for housing preservation and supporting small businesses that fall outside of the typical historic preservation model. Chinatown CDC Deputy Director Cindy Wu discusses how sustaining the culture of the neighborhood has been about organizing people as much as preserving buildings. In addition, Heritage President & CEO Mike Buhler will provide an update on Heritage’s latest activities, including campaign-funded improvements to the Haas-Lilienthal House and Heritage’s new Landmark Fund program.

Admission is free for Heritage members, and $10 for non-members.
49 seats available, please RSVP via or by contacting Terri Le at or (415) 441-3000, ext. 22.
At discretion, donations are accepted by CHSA to view current exhibits.


2017 Semi-Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Hobart Building, Variety Club Preview Room
582 Market Street

Stephen “Woody” LaBounty and David Gallagher of the Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP) will talk about WNP’s plans for a collection of more than twenty-five cabinets of privately-owned historical images. Accepting stewardship of the collection in 2013, WNP’s OpenSFHistory project has begun to catalog, digitize, preserve, and make thousands of images available to the public, both physically and online. They will share excerpts from the trove of over 100,000 rarely seen images of San Francisco, with a particular focus on downtown landmarks and Legacy businesses. In addition, Mike Buhler will provide an update on Heritage’s latest activities, including the Campaign for San Francisco Heritage/Haas-Lilienthal House and campaign-funded restoration, accessibility, and seismic improvements scheduled to begin in Spring 2017.

Admission is free for Heritage members, and $10 for non-members. Space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking on the button below or contact Terri Le at or (415) 441-3000, ext. 22.


2016 Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 25, 9:30AM-11:30AM
Haas-Lilienthal House
2007 Franklin Street

Premier historic-site consultant, Max van Balgooy, of Engaging Places, LLC, will discuss the new interpretive plan being developed for the Haas-Lilienthal House, City Landmark No. 69, and the only Victorian house-museum in San Francisco open to the public. Heritage’s President and CEO, Mike Buhler, will discuss the restoration and upgrades currently underway at the house, along with exciting plans for the reinvigoration of the National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s only “National Treasure” in San Francisco.

Admission is free for Heritage members, and $10 for non-members. Space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking on the registration button below or contacting Carolyn Squeri at or call 415-441-3000 x14.