Family Past Times

Redwood City's 150th

On May 20, Redwood City's 150th Festival and Floral Extravaganza includes activities for the whole family. Around Courthouse Square, there will be cultural performances, a car show, a light show, flowers, art and food booths.

Hands-On Activities

From 12 - 4 p.m., participate in craft activities related to Redwood City's history.

  • Build your own model ship: From Redwood City's Port, lumber was shipped to San Francisco and points beyond.  The Port also allowed other industries to operate in the area.
  • Design a Butter Mold: Dairy farms in the area sold butter to local residents and shipped it to San Francisco.
  • Stamp Leather: Many tanneries operated in Redwood City creating leather for saddles, shoes and other needed equipment.
  • Design a Floral Basket: Redwood City was part of the Chrysanthemum Belt.  Flowers were grown and distributed from the area.
  • Create a Stained Glass Window: Redwood City's 1910 County Courthouse features stained glass. 
150 Years of Fashion

The Courthouse Docket continues on Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m. (repeat performance at 2:30 p.m.) as the History Museum Auxiliary presents 150 Years of Fashion.

Family Past Times

A Family Past Times is a fun-filled exploration of history featuring arts, crafts and hands-on demonstrations at the History Musem.