The Victorian era was named for Queen Victoria who reigned in Great Britain from 1837 to 1901. During Victorian Days at the Old Courthouse, discover what life was like in the 1800s and create some popular crafts of the era.

  • Create popular Victorian accessories including a hat and a fan.
  • Design a model ship to “sail” the San Francisco Bay.
  • Make a bookmark with flowers and leaves.
  • Remember a day at the beach as you make a maritime picture frame.
  • And more!
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A Victorian Fashion Display

In Courtroom A, members of the Museum Auxiliary will be highlighting Victorian fashion. On display will be selected Victorian clothing from the Millie Collection, the History Museum’s education collection of vintage clothing. Items from a bride’s trousseau will demonstrate the many layers of clothing and accessories that Victorian women wore. Auxiliary members will also discuss the etiquette of tea observed by fashionable Victorians.

Victorian Days Walking Tours

Get a taste of local history through free walking tours. They give an introduction to some of the historic places and themes throughout San Mateo County.  Click here for more information on the tours in July and August.