• Welcome

    History comes alive at the San Mateo County History Museum
  • Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail

    Portolá Expedition of 1769, painting by Morton Künstler, SMCHA.
  • School Programs

    Discover History through Hands-on Programs!
  • Exhibits

    Explore the county's rich and colorful history!
  • Rent the Museum

    Make your own history!


Following the directions of the San Mateo County Health Department, the San Mateo County History Museum, Sanchez Adobe and Woodside Store are closed to the public.  The San Mateo County Historical Association has postponed all public programs through the end of May.  Please check the website for any announcements or adjustments to our schedule.

Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, see our Event Calendar.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:30pm

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