Presidio Heritage Museum

Presidio Heritage Museum

Museum

Established in 1776, the Presidio Heritage Museum is the oldest garrisoned post in the American West. Rebuilt in the early 1800s, its officers’ club became an exclusive gathering place for Army brass and their families. To encourage the public’s desire to engage with the site’s renowned history, The Presidio Trust was inspired to transform the club into a heritage museum, complete with a dedicated gallery space in a new building. Group Delphi was trusted to tell the Presidio’s story with an exhibit experience worthy of such a landmark.

One Historical Landmark The building itself is a historical artifact and to honor it there could be no screws, nails, or bolts that could damage the walls or structure. In collaboration with design partners Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Group Delphi built and installed exhibits without penetrating any of the original surfaces. Miniature jacks, a clever welding system, and enterprising build approaches allowed graphic elements, casework, and screens to appear as though they mounted onto the walls and hung from the ceiling effortlessly.
One For All Following the three-year, award-winning renovation, one of San Francisco's most historic sites is now a sought-after museum and cultural center for all to enjoy. From live events that enrich visitor experiences like multi-media exhibitions, art installations, and live archaeology digs, the museum is a riveting way for individuals, families and students to experience the Presidio’s past and present.
One Outstanding Outpost Visitors move through the museum with rapt attention and curiosity, learning how both the Native Americans and settlers before them shaped the land around the Golden Gate bridge. They discover the extraordinary history of the Presidio Heritage Museum through 162 authentic artifacts along with timelines, maps, and flip-books. Diverse displays, accented by dramatic lighting, help illuminate this important chapter of American history.
“Visitors move through the museum with rapt attention and curiosity, learning how both the Native Americans and settlers before them shaped the land around the Golden Gate bridge.”

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