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Upcoming events this Feb-Mar at the San Mateo County History Museum

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It's cold and rainy here in the Bay Area - a great time to explore some of the region's history by visiting its great historical sites and museums. One of the best historical resources on the peninsula is the San Mateo County History Museum. This former courthouse in Redwood City has been restored to its former glory, and now sits in the middle of a revitalized downtown. In addition, the San Mateo County History Museum is offering several upcoming events for kids, adults, and the whole family.

Friday, February 7: Free First Fridays means no admission to the museum, and two events planned for the day: a preschool activity at 11 am where kids can learn about Chinese New Year and make a paper lantern; and an adult tour of the museum at 2 pm.

Saturday, February 8: Celebrate the new year with the Lunar New Year Festival at the museum and neighboring Courthouse Square. The free event includes performances and activities for kids, and will be held from 11 am - 4 pm.

Saturday, February 15: The monthly Courthouse Docket event at 1 pm, free for members, will feature Steve Okamoto discussing the relocation of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Friday, March 7: Free First Fridays with an 11 am preschool activity focusing on Irish traditions, and a 2 pm tour for adults.

Sunday, March 16: Celebrate Maritime Day with the reopening of the Ships of the World Gallery at the museum.

Saturday, March 29: March's Courthouse Docket will be discussing notable women in San Mateo County history, in honor of Women's History Month.

For more details, visit the museum's website at historysmc.org or the museum, located at 2200 Broadway Street in Redwood City.

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