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 celebrate Lunar New Year! Assemble your own paper firecracker hanging to bring good luck. Then, explore the exhibit Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County where you will hear the story Lucky New Year.

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.


Friday, March 6, 2020: Allie’s Basketball Dream in San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame

Friday, April 3, 2020: Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep in Nature's Bounty

Friday, May 1, 2020: Country Kid/City Kid in Living the California Dream