About Support the Work of Shaping San Francisco

Shaping San Francisco is a participatory community history project documenting and archiving overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco.  We are committed to defining a new kind of public space, specifically around a shared interest in our interrelated social histories.  We mean “community” in a few different ways, and these definitions help shape our approach to promoting the everyday study of history.  Shaping San Francisco’s public programs include walking and bicycle tours as well as Urban Forums: Walk & Talks where the public is invited to come together in discussion and dialogue, learning and connecting as we dive into exploration of our common past. Our digital archive,, now in its 25th year, continues to be a place to learn about and shape San Francisco's history.