The 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation is pleased to partner with San Francisco Heritage to co-present its 2020 Lecture Series. The theme of this year’s series is Women in Preservation, and each program will spotlight and celebrate women both past and present who have worked to preserve San Francisco’s unique cultural and architectural heritage. Our virtual programs will incorporate historic photos, maps, audio, and video, and be recorded for subsequent sharing and archiving. Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we will host an all-virtual 2020 season, made free and open to the public online. You can learn more about the series on our Future Events webpage.

Research and education of the public have been the primary focus of the Foundation in 2019 and 2020, continuing vital activities and programs about the historical legacy of women’s athletic clubs and San Francisco, in particular, the architecture of 640 Sutter Street, and financial and medical planning issues of importance to women. 

We continue to marvel at the bold steps a small group of women took in 1915 to create the Woman’s Athletic Club and look forward to bringing you more inspirational (and fun) insights about their work and the architects they hired to fulfill their vision. Supporters have contributed generously and truly make a difference in our ability to celebrate and preserve the history, architecture, and heritage of women’s athletic clubs in San Francisco.