FREE Online Event
On Saturday, October 23, at 1 p.m.,
the San Mateo County Historical Association will present Nicholas
Veronico, who will speak on the history of the Greater San Francisco
Speedway, an automobile racetrack, billed as the fastest in the United
States when it was built in 1921 on 130 acres off the Bayshore in San
The program is part of the Historical
Association’s “Courthouse Docket” lecture series sponsored by Cypress
Lawn Heritage Foundation.
To register for this webinar, go to historysmc.org/courthouse-docket.
Docent Orientation for the San Mateo County Historical Association at the Sánchez Adobe and Woodside Store
San Mateo County Historical Association will conduct docent training at
its two historic sites, the Sánchez Adobe at 1000 Linda Mar Boulevard
in Pacifica and the Woodside Store at Tripp and Kings Mountain Roads in
The Sánchez Adobe’s orientation will be on October 9 between 9:30 a.m. and noon.
The Woodside Store’s will be on October 24 between 2 and 4 p.m. Both programs are free.
To sign-up call 650-299-0104, ext. 233 or email email@example.com.
Program: College of San Mateo’s First 100 years
Barbara Wilcox will discuss the “College of San Mateo’s First 100
Years” at the San Mateo County History Museum on Saturday, September 11, at 1 p.m. Wilcox will explain how San Mateo and Burlingame voters established the College in 1922 with just 35 students. She will then describe its growth into today’s College District which serves more than 30,000 each year.
The Museum is located at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.
This presentation is part of the Museum’s “Courthouse Docket” lecture series sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.
will be free with the price of admission to the Museum ($6 for adults,
$4 for students and seniors) and will take place in the Museum’s
historic Courtroom A. For information go to www.historysmc.org.
History Museum Continues its Online FREE First Fridays Program on October 1, 2021
The San Mateo County History Museum continues its “Online Free First Fridays” program on October 1, 2021. Two programs are planned for the public without any fees.
Preschool children will be invited to learn about airplanes. They will create a clothespin airplane at home.
Then Museum staff will conduct a reading. Youngsters will hear the story, Amazing Airplanes.
Docents will also lead an online tour of the Museum for adults.
Go to historysmc.org/free-first-Fridays for more information.
The San Mateo County History Museum will be open without admission fees that day. It
is located at 2200 Broadway within the 111-year-old “Old Courthouse” in
Redwood City. It features exhibits related to the use of natural
resources, suburban development, ethnic experience and entrepreneurial
achievement on the Peninsula from the time of the Ohlone Indian through
today. The “Free First Fridays” program is sponsored by San Mateo
FREE Special Event
Rancho Day Fiesta and Interpretive Center Opening
Announcement: On Saturday, September 18
from noon until 4 p.m., the San Mateo County Historical Association
will present its annual Rancho Day Fiesta at the Sánchez Adobe Historic Site (1000 Linda Mar Blvd. in Pacifica), with an important addition.
The Historical Association will also be opening its new interpretive center’s exhibition galleries. Rancho Day is a FREE living history event for the whole family. Visitors are invited to stamp leather, make husk dolls and participate in other California rancho-era activities. At 12:30, there will be a grand opening for the interpretive center. Exhibits
depict the three eras of California history represented on the site:
the Ohlone village of Pruristac, a Spanish mission agricultural outpost
and the adobe home of Californio rancho owner Don Francisco Sánchez.
For information go to www.historysmc.org.