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San Mateo County's African American History

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Two women in masks standing in front of an early ambulance

Essential Workers of the Past

Exterior view of the Cow Palace with many cars parked in front circa 1950s

The Extraordinary Cow Palace

San Mateo County Through the Eyes of Grafton Tyler Brown

Four men participate in physical exercise with wood weights in the 1950s

Menlo Park VA

Overview of the College of San Mateo exhibit showing pictures and exhibit cases

College of San Mateo: 100 Years of Making Dreams Come Through

Five participants in the College Readiness Program

College of San Mateo: The Photographs of Isago Isao Tanaka

Artist rendering of the proposed Sequoia Hospital in the 1940s

Sequoia Healthcare District: Then and Now

Japanese American Internment at Tanforan

Foster Family with map of Foster City in 1961

Foster City Through the Years

Walter Moore police badge collection at the San Mateo County History Museum

Politics, Crime and Law Enforcement in San Mateo County

Courtroom A at the San Mateo County History Museum

Courtroom A

Herber Boyer and Robert Swanson of Genentech

San Mateo County Entrepreneurs

Stereoscope display for Living the California Dream at the San Mateo County History Museum

Living the California Dream

Grant Washburn surfing a huge wave at Mavericks in California


Exhibit wall of photographs from Sports Hall of Fame at the San Mateo County History Museum

Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame

Archival photo of Central Pacific Railroad

After Promontory

Women gathered in front of club building in 1911

Women Changed America and Won the Vote