Year-long Citywide Centennial Celebration of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) Officially Kicks Off February 21st with Free, Fun-Filled Community Day Festivities

San Francisco, Calif. (February 9, 2015) – Get Ready San Francisco Bay Area! The centennial celebration of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) officially kicks off the weekend of February 20th with three days filled with spectacular events, activities, exhibitions, historic light displays and entertainment for history buffs, innovators and families that will bring to life the spirit and innovation of the 1915 World’s Fair. ... Read More >

The Exposition Organ

The musical program of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition provided a robust array of melodic offerings, including military-style bands, orchestras, choral groups, operatic and concert singers, dancers, instrumental soloists, chamber ensembles, and student groups. ... Read More >

Levi’s Koveralls at the PPIE

Levi Strauss & Co. has a long and storied history in San Francisco, so it is unsurprising that they took part in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. ... Read More >

The Chinatown Telephone Exchange

Yesterday the Chinese Historical Society of America remembered the 100th Anniversary of the first transcontinental phone call, which took place on January 25, 1915. ... Read More >

The phone call that changed the world

100 years ago today the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (now AT&T) conducted the first transcontinental telephone call between New York City, San Francisco, Jekyll Island, Georgia and Washington, DC. ... Read More >