We are excited to announce our new collaboration with the California Historical Society: The San Francisco Time Travel Project!  Journey with us back in time as we reveal the stories, people, lost landmarks, and ephemeral wonders of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lost wonders & hidden history,

shipwrecks & earthquakes,

rogues & rejects,

millionaires & bonanza kings

Each month from June to November at the California Historical Society, Odd Salon will tell the city’s weird and wonderful history through cocktail-hour talks highlighting the most fascinating, overlooked, strangest, and intriguing stories from the city’s past, one era at a time. To help bring these stories to life, CHS archivists and librarians will showcase objects of intrigue, including maps, photos, ephemera, rare books, and historic items from the CHS Collection in a series of pop-up exhibits.

We begin with an exploration of the natural history and early foundations of the outpost that would become San Francisco and end with the incredible industrial growth of the WWII home front. In between are gold-hungry ne’er-do-wells, shipwrecks, stagecoach robberies, land-grabbing railroad barons, underground speakeasies, and city-eating earthquakes.

For a limited time only we are offering a season ticket to all six programs for just $65 – a substantial savings that locks in your seat for every event.


Join us for adventures in the missing city:

Details and advance tickets:


Tickets are available for each program. A season pass can be purchased for $65 through June 2nd.
General Admission $15
CHS Members & Odd Salon Members: $12
Location: 678 Mission Street, San Francisco
Questions? Call 415.357.1848 x 214

Before San Francisco – June 3
City of Shipwrecks – July 1
Silver City – August 5
Gilded Lily- September 9
Phoenix Rising – October 7 
Speakeasies & Skyscrapers – November 4