Tour the Mechanics’ Institute: SF’s first tech incubator
Please join our private InterNations tour of the Mechanics’ Institute (MI). Taryn Williams, Librarian and Strategic Partnerships Manager, will be educating us on the history of MI and touring us through the Library, Chess Club and Gallery.
After we will grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant.
Before Dreamforce, before Apple’s blowout product launches, even before the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, another event represented the pinnacle of San Francisco’s tech industry. In the Protected content , the Mechanics’ Institute’s industrial exhibitions showcased the latest innovations developed in San Francisco, from Andrew Hallidie’s cable car components to Levi Strauss’ jeans to Eadweard Muybridge’s zoopraxiscope, a predecessor to the motion picture.
Founded in Protected content , the MI is one of the oldest institutions on the West Coast of the United States. Its mission is to provide a center for intellectual and cultural advancement. They offer a vibrant library with full-time professional staff, expert instruction and competition in chess, and a full calendar of engaging cultural events, programs, and classes. Many of its activities and services for members are also open to non-members.
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