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Virtual School Tours of Levi Strauss: A History of American Style

Available by reservation.

ADMISSION: Free for Bay Area K–12 school groups through the 2021 academic year

Join us for a guided virtual tour of the exhibition Levi Strauss: A History of American Style, featuring archival materials, images, and artifacts. Students will experience the story of Levi Strauss, a nineteenth-century Jewish immigrant in San Francisco, on the path to creating a global phenomenon. Tours explore the diverse history of gold rush–era San Francisco while tracing Strauss’s journey from Bavaria to California, the establishment of Levi Strauss & Co., and the popularization of blue jeans into the twenty-first century. A CJM educator will guide your students through the exhibition virtually, share a presentation, pose questions, conduct virtual activities, and field comments from students.

How to Book

Book your tour using the button below, or visit our Virtual School Tours page to see all of our virtual tour options. 

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The CJM offers an array of free, downloadable resources designed to prepare students and teachers to view exhibitions, and to support your tour experience.

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For questions or help making a reservation, call 415.655.7857 or email


School and Teacher Programs are made possible by major support from The Hearst Foundations and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Generous support is provided by Alaska Airlines, The Bavar Family Foundation, California Arts Council, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Toole Family Charitable Foundation, Ullendorff Memorial Foundation, and Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.