• Dagmar Hynding driving a Redwood City parade carriage,  c 1890

An Old-Fashioned Fourth

While Redwood City's annual 4th of July Celebration has been canceled due to COVID-19, you can still join the San Mateo County History Museum online for An Old-Fashioned Fourth!  


COMING SOON - Starting on July 1, an online version of our An Old-Fashioned Fourth program will be available on this page. 

Activities will include: 

  • See images of Fourth of July celebrations from the late 1800s taken by Redwood City photographer James Van Court.
  • Participate in Independence Day crafts from the 1880s including making your own whirligigs and flags. The templates will be provided.
  • You can even make your own ice cream as we will be posting the recipe we usually use on the Fourth of July.