People from Many Places

The Immigrant Experience

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.

Discover the diversity of the people who made the San Francisco Peninsula their home in this virtual program. Before the program time, students will view a pre-recorded video tour of the Land of Opportunity: The Immigrant Experience in San Mateo County exhibit. Then, students will engage in a docent-led online presentation to discover which countries immigrants came from, the rich cultural traditions that they brought with them, and how those traditions have become part of local custom. An optional hands-on activity, making an origami koi (fish) banner, is also available for an additional fee. 


• Available on Wednesdays at 10 a.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: $50 for a 40-minute program

With hands-on activity:      $60 for a 50-minute program

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