Legacy Oral History Program
An annual oral history workshop provided to educators and others who want to learn and utilize the skills of oral history collection. For more information about the Legacy Program click here.
The Amazing Theatre Trunk Show (Grades 3-6)
This fun, interactive performance features an actress who uses a steamer trunk full of costumes, props, and artifacts to bring the early history of the San Francisco stage to life. The 45-minute show tells the adventures of Aurelia Lee, a fictional 14 year-old girl who comes to SF with her family in the Gold Rush era. The piece concludes by giving students a chance to pull on archivist's gloves and handle rare historical materials from the Museum's Performing Arts Library collection.
Tales from Bohemia (Grades 7-12)
This enjoyable, high-energy show focuses on Adah Isaacs Menken, a 19th century poet and actress who became America's first great international star. With Menken as their guides, students are led through San Franciso's fascinating Bohemian past, including encounters with some of the finest and most scandalous performing artists of the day.
Performance PLUS (teachers)
This is a program that allows teachers in the Bay Area to explore and experience the very best in the performing arts by taking them to performances and providing them with a lecture or discussion with the artist involved. Also an arts educator shows teachers how they can use the performances to transfer their experiences to the classroom.
Partnerships have been formed with schools in the San Francisco Unified School District to provide them access to the archives and research assistants of the Museum. Educational activies are designed to meet the needs of the students and teachers.