History at Home

Is COVID-19 keeping you at home?  We invite you to explore San Mateo County history from the comforts of home.

COVID-19 Stories

Are you willing to record history as it happens? Please share your COVID-19 stories.

Victorian Days Walking Tours

Discover local history through the online Victorian Days Walking Tours.

Online Tour of the History Museum

The San Mateo County History Museum is located inside the Old County Courthouse in Redwood City. Discover some of the history and architecture of the building during a tour lead by Deputy Director Carmen Blair.

Let’s Play Ball

Watch videos from the changing exhibit Let’s Play Ball.

Online Collections Database

Discover local history through the thousands of objects available on our Online Collections Database.

La Peninsula

Read stories of the County’s past available in La Peninsula.

Activity Books

Kids can explore what life in San Mateo County was like in the past in our Activity Books. Activities include coloring pages, dot-to-dot activities, mazes, crossword puzzles, word search puzzles and more!