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Mechanics' Institute
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104





Fri: 9 - 6
Sat: 10 - 5
Sun: 1 - 5
Mon: Closed
Tue: 9 - 9
Wed: 9 - 9
Thu: 9 - 9

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Reuben Hale Family Collection Exhibit

The Mechanics' Institute
Feb 01, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015

Mechanics’ Institute will present the family heirlooms of one of the members of the PPIE executive committee, Reuben B. Hale.

The Reuben Hale Family Collection includes photos, medals, pins, certificates, and books related to the 1915 PPIE. Mr. Hale, a retail tycoon and president of the SF Merchant’s Association in the early 1900’s, was considered to be the originator of the grand idea to host an international exposition in San Francisco. He served as a Vice President on the PPIE executive committee and as a member of the Commission Extraordinary which visited governments in Europe in 1912 to solicit their participation in the PPIE.

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