San Mateo County Trivia

Black and white photo of a white man named Horace Hawes.

The Courthouse Docket continues on Saturday, April 17 at 1 p.m. with an online local history trivia contest. In addition to questions for the audience to answer, there will be images of the Peninsula spanning the last 170 years.  Prizes for the most correct answers will include local history publications.

For history buffs, here is the first question: Which of the following happened on May 12, 1856?

  1. John C. Fremont made a campaign stop in San Mateo, as the Republican candidate for President of the United States.
  2. San Mateo County residents elected their first local leaders.
  3. The first mile of track for the San Francisco-San Jose Railroad was completed in South San Francisco.
  4. Volunteer militiamen boarded ships in Redwood City to help English troops fight in the Crimean War. 

Photo: Who is considered the Father of San Mateo County?

Previously on the Courthouse Docket

March is Women’s History Month.  Judge Amarra A. Lee discusses her experience as the first African American woman judge in San Mateo County.

Next on the Docket

Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Legacy of Corruption, Association President Mitch Postel. Click here to register.

Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation logo

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.

Usually, the Courthouse Docket occurs in Courtroom A at the History Museum.

Due to COVID-19, the program has moved online.