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    History comes alive at the San Mateo County History Museum
  • COVID-19 Stories

    History as it Happens!
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  • Exhibits

    Explore the county's rich and colorful history!
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    Make your own history!

History at Home!

While our sites are currently closed to the public, we invite you to explore San Mateo County history at home.  Take an online tour of the History Museum.  Watch videos from the changing exhibit Let's Play Ball.  Discover local history through the thousands of objects available on our Online Collections Database.  Read stories of the County's past available in La Peninsula.  Kids can explore the past in our online Activity Books,  Are you willing to record history as it happens?  Please share your COVID-19 Stories.

Upcoming Events

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

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 8:00am
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:00am
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 8:00am
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

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Looking for a unique gift or memento? The Museum Store offers a wonderful collection of gifts to remind you of your visit to San Mateo County.

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