Getting from Here to There Virtual Program

Early Forms of Transportation

As the San Mateo County History Museum continues to be closed and students are attending school virtually, the San Mateo County Historical Association is offering online school programs starting October 1, 2020. 

What was it like to travel a long time ago? Students explore the changes in transportation in this virtual program. Before the program time, students will view a pre-recorded video tour of the Journey to Work and Ships of the World exhibits. Then, students will engage in a docent-led online presentation to discuss different forms of transportation long ago.  An optional hands-on activity, building a paper plate model boat, is also available for an additional fee. 


•    Available on Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (other times by special arrangement).
•    Link to pre-recorded tour will be mailed after payment is received.
•    Hands-on Activity materials will be mailed to the school; contact us if you require alternate arrangements. Please schedule tours with hand-on activities at least 10 days advance to allow for kit assembly and mailing.
•    Fees 2020-2021: Fees apply to one class per program.

Without hands-on activity: $35 for a 30-minute program
With hands-on activity:       $45 for a 40-minute program

Some scholarships are available for low-income schools. To apply, click here.