Sanchez Adobe School Program

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.

Experience life on a Californio rancho in this virtual program. Before the program time, students will view a pre-recorded video tour of the Sanchez Adobe. Then, students will engage in a docent-led online presentation where they will be introduced to the people who lived at the site which was an Ohlone village, a Spanish mission outpost and a Mexican rancho. An optional hands-on activity, designing a wire “brand” (which includes a package of Model Magic for stamping), is also available for an additional fee. 


• Available on Wednesdays & Fridays. 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:   $50 for a 40-minute program

With hands-on activity:        $70 for a 50 to 55-minute program

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