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Situated among the southern slopes of the San Francisco peninsular divide, the neighborhoods of Glen ParkSunnyside, the Fairmount Heights, and Diamond Heights, as well as the 70 acres of open space called Glen Canyon. Each have their own rich history, with some post-European ...

Researching the History of Your Home

Curious who may have built your home? Who else may have lived there before you? What may have been on you lot before the current residence was built? We have links to local resources that will help get your research started! Learn more!

Early History

Immediately south of Twin Peaks and east of Mt. Davidson in San Francisco you'll find four additional peaks of the San Miguel Range: Red Rock Hill, Gold Mine Hill, Fairmount Hill (the latter also includes Billy Goat Hill), and Martha Hill. On each is situated several neighborhoods, each with its own rich history and unique legacy.

Documenting Oral Histories

Oral histories are an important tool for documenting our neighborhoods' legacies. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, using tools and tips offered by the California Conference of Historical Societies, has developed a roadmap for performing this essential type of historic research. Learn More!

Our Fiscal Sponsorship with IAM

The GPNHP is fiscally sponsored by Independent Arts & Media (IAM), a California non-profit corporation. Learn more about the benefits for the GPNHP and our supporters!

First Suffrage March in the United States

Visit our new page highlighting important contributions of Glen Park Women!


The GPNHP is honored to have been selected to present the first digital public program of the California Historical Society! We hope you enjoy our presentation describing what the GPNHP believes is the first suffrage march in America. View now!

Glen Park resident Johanna Pinther played a major role in what we believe is the first march for women's suffrage in the United States in 1908. The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project is the first to identify Johanna as a Glen Park resident, and apparently the first to describe this historic event in detail.


Like you, the GPNHP is following shelter-in-place orders to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. We look forward to returning to our live events as soon as safely possible.


Emboldened Women: America’s First Suffrage March and the San Francisco Women Who Led It
A Virtual Presentation at the San Francisco Public Library, Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Learn more and register to join.

View Our Virtual Events at the GPNHP YouTube Channel!

Virtual History Walk!

Part 1 - A Trestle Ran Through it: Early Days in Glen Park Village

Recorded May 30, 2020. View Now!

Virtual History Walk!

Part 2 - A Trestle Ran Through it: Early Days in Glen Park Village

Recorded May 30, 2020. View Now!

GPNHP's First Virtual Meeting: Red Rock Hill Design Competition for Diamond Heights; Origins of the Name for Islais Creek

Recorded April 25, 2020. View Now!

Next GPNHP Meetings and Special Events!

San Francisco History Days 2020 – A City-Wide Event!

September 25 to 27, 2020. More details to come. This event is free! Learn more!

Upcoming History Walks by GPNHP  Historians!

No in-person walks are scheduled at this time.

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First March for Suffrage in the U.S.

Glen Park's Johanna Pinther (R), her step-daughter-in-law Jeanette Pinther of Noe Valley (carrying the banner handsewn and embroidered by Johanna), and California suffragist Lillian Harris Coffin (L) of Mill Valley, lead the first suffrage parade in the U.S. in Oakland, California, August 27, 1908. Click here to read the backstory of suffrage in Glen Park. Image courtesy of the California Historical Society.

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