Sunken Ships, Shanties, & Shucks: Sordid Stories of Seaward San Francisco & The Barbary Coast

Event has passed (Thu Nov 14, 2013 - Thu Nov 14, 2013)
The Old San Francisco Mint
6pm to 10pm
City, Museums, Benefit, History Museum


Join FlipSide and the Historic 1874 Old Mint for an evening of Barbary Coast music, drinks, and history

Come to the Old Mint and discover the seedy underbelly of boomtown San Francisco. Shuck an oyster, sip a Pisco Punch, and hear historical tales of how our waterfront came to be (Did you know that we are walking on sunken ships?). Evening will include a live Sea Shanty Band and exclusive Barbary Coast exhibits as you tour the Old Mint. It was gold, ambition, and opportunity that created our great city!

-Drinks available by Pisco Punch, Anchor Brewing, and Pushback Wines
-Presentations by Paula Lichtenberg, Mike Braun, Charles Fracchia
-Live Performances by the Barbary Ghosts
-Oysters and Food available
-Exhibits by Guardians of the City and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park

All proceeds from this non-profit event, hosted by FlipSide, benefit the Old Mint Museum Project and San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. FlipSide’s mission is to help create San Francisco’s first history museum in the 1874 Old Mint


  1. The Old San Francisco Mint
    88 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA