• Florist Mable Leong of Ah Sam, 1982. Photo by Susan Gilbert, courtesy the Leong Family.  

Courthouse Docket

Women Entrepreneurs in San Mateo County

On Saturday, March 10th, the Courthouse Docket continues with a set of dramas developed by the History Museum's Auxiliary. In celebration of Women's History Month, they will present the fifth in a series of dramas featuring notable women in San Mateo County history. This year, the focus is on women entrepreneurs with reenactors speaking for women in various roles including a stage coach driver, a laundry woman, an Edwardian movie actress, a restaurant owner and a florist.

Photo: Restaurant owner Texana Florence Cullen Guidry Sisson, courtesy Claire Mack.

The program will conclude with special guest Gwendolyn Watkins-Jones, President/CEO of Pride of America Vehicles.  A graduate of Sequoia High School, she will be answering questions about her entrepreneurial activities.

Photo courtesy of Gwendolyn Watkins-Jones.

Upcoming:

Saturday, May 19 - California and the Civil War with Richard Hurley

Saturday, June 9 - A performance by the Fort Point Garrison Brass Band

 

Sponsored By:

The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courtroom A. The Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.