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Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006
San Francisco - On Saturday, June 10, from 12-3pm, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will host reenactors to celebrate the labor strike of 1901. During the strike, sailors, Teamsters, and longshoremen rallied together to demand better pay and working conditions. The costumed living history players will depict the dramatic events from the tense days that occurred between July 13 and October 2, 1901.
Park visitors will be experience the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s labor heritage on Hyde Street Pier. Voice your opinion during impassioned speeches! Participate in a striker’s march while imploring ships’ crews to join your ranks. Witness a ship owner and ship’s officer defy the strikers! The strike reenactment will take place at 12pm, and will be repeated at 2pm. Events on the pier are free of charge, but admission to historic ships is $10 for adults (free with National Park passes, for active military with current I.D., and for supervised youth age 15 and younger).
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, Maritime Museum, Visitor Center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and Maritime Research Center. For more information, please call 415-447-5000 or visit nps.gov/safr, Twitter @SFMaritimeNPS, and Facebook @SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP.