The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules - Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915, Courtesy California Historical Society

Labor at the PPIE

Tonight the California Historical Society hosts a panel discussion on the history of labor in San Francisco, including during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

Sixty years after “the world rushed in” to California seeking gold in 1849, the working men and women of San Francisco responded to the disaster of 1906 by rebuilding their city in record time. Join panelists Barbara Berglund, Chris Carlsson, Bill Issel, and Sue Englander for discussion on the city’s distinctive labor and working class history from the “Gay 90s” to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) and beyond to the “Roaring 20s.”

Read more about their discussion on the CHS Blog, or attend the event Labor in San Francisco – Before and After 1915 on Thursday, May 28 at the California Historical Society. Purchase tickets here: