Free First Fridays

Admission will be free at the History Museum on the first Friday of the month. Explore the museum, enjoy Playing in the Past and a General Tour.

Playing in the Past

Preschool Activity Hour starting at 11 a.m.

An exciting hour of crafting, exploring and storytelling held the first Friday of the month. Each month there is a different craft and story. Starts in the Wells Fargo Learning Center.

Come learn about basketball! Make your own mini paper basketball hoop. Then, join us in exploring the exhibit San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame where you will listen to the story Pass the Ball, Mo!

General Tour Starting at 2 p.m.

Explore local history from the time of original Native American residents to today. This hour-long tour will include some of the highlights of the museum's long-term exhibits. Starts in the Rotunda.


June 7, 2019: How Seeds Grow in San Mateo County's History Makers

July 5, 2019: Surfer Chick in Maverick's

August 2, 2019: The Abandoned Lighthouse in Charles' Parsons Ships of the World