Veterans Gallery Exhibits, Room 102

Veterans Gallery: The Veterans Gallery, adjacent to the lobby of the Veterans Building, is managed by the American Legion War Memorial Commission. The Commission is dedicated to preserving and presenting historical artifacts and information related to our country’s wars and military service in an accessible and educational setting. Wars and military service are often mythologized in ways the obscure the horror of wars, and the lasting effects they have on the men and women who serve, the civilians caught up in them, and the environmental damage they inflict. The Veterans Gallery seeks to bring an honest and wide ranging series of temporary exhibits to these issues.

Current Exhibits: 2019

  • 2018 Jan 22-Feb 28: We Served With Hope, Dignity, Dedication and Patriotism African American Military Experience from the Revolutionary War through WWII. Wed-Fri, 1-5pm
    Feb 9 Reception & Panel 2-5pm
  • Feb 20-28: National Veteran Art Competition Exhibit of local entries. Winners go on to the National Competition. Daily 1-6pm.
  • Mar 6-June 30 The Great War|World War I: The American Experience this exhibit returns by popular request. Wednesday-Friday, 1-8pm
  • July 3-September 1: Waging Peace: US Soldiers and Veterans who opposed America’s War in Vietnam. Hours TBA
  • September 4-October 13: American Legion Centennial 100 years: March 1918 to 2019 of American Legion History Hours TBA
  • October 16-November 17: Filipino History Exhibit. Hours TBA
  • TBA: National Archives Vietnam Photographs Exhibit. Hours TBA


  •  Jan 20-Mar 13, 2020: Violins of Hope an exhibit of surviving instruments from the WWII extermination camp orchestras. Some instruments will be use in concerts around the Bay Area or in the Wisley Center, 4th Floor, Veterans Building
  • TBA


Previous exhibits: 2018


San Francisco Public Library Veterans Building Photos