This spring the San Mateo County Historical Association and its museum in Redwood City have several events planned for history buffs and families. Check out one of these events to learn more about the history of the Peninsula and celebrate the Lunar New Year in style. All events are held at the San Mateo County Historical Museum, 2200 Broadway, in Redwood City.
Courthouse Docket: Theatres of the Peninsula, Saturday, February 16, 1 pm
Authors of the new book Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula Jack Tillmany and Gary Lee Parks will discuss the book and show photos of historic Peninsula movie theatres and stages.
Lunar New Year Festival, Saturday, February 23, 11 am - 4 pm
The Museum will be participating in Redwood City's family celebration of the Lunar New Year. This free event will include performances and activities for kids; inside the Museum kids can participate in crafts based on the Chinese Zodiac and play traditional games from Asian cultures. This event is free.
Free First Fridays, March 1, 11 am - 4 pm
Admission to the History Museum is free this Friday and every first Friday of the month. A general tour will be offered at 2 pm while an activity for preschoolers will be held at 11 am.
Plowing Ahead Exhibit Opening, March 13
The new exhibit Plowing Ahead: Historic Peninsula Farming will be opened to the public on March 13. This display includes new historic farm equipment and a drag saw donated by members. Early lithographs of peninsula farms made in the nineteenth century by Grafton Tyler Brown will also be on display.