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 Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Create a paper rangoli. Then, join us in exploring the exhibit Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County where you will hear the story My Diwali.  

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, November 1, 2019: A House in the Woods in Living the California Dream

Friday, December 6, 2019: The Goodnight Train in Journey to Work