Woodside Store 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.

Discover life in the 1880s in this virtual program. Before the program time, students will view a pre-recorded video tour of the Woodside Store. Then, students will engage in a docent-led online presentation where they will learn more about the Store, its owner Dr. Tripp, and the local redwood industry. An optional hands-on activity, building simple 1880s toys (a button buzzer and a clothespin doll), is also available for an additional fee. 


• Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Fridays at 10 a.m. (other times by special arrangement.

• Link to pre-recorded tour will be mailed at time of payment.

• 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.