Discover life in the 1880s. The program starts with a slide show that introduces the redwood industry and the Woodside Store. Then, students explore an old-time country store during an object hunt. Students soon discover that many of the items on the shelves are not found in modern stores.
- Fill customer’s store orders.
- Use a two-man saw to cut redwood and make a shingle.
- Do laundry by hauling water, using a washboard and wringer, and hanging clothes on the line to dry.
- Students will be able to identify what led to the settlement of the area.
- Students will learn the importance of a general store to the life in the community.
- Students can identify ways in which electricity changed the way people live
- To protect the historic site and for better quality of programming, school programs at the Woodside Store are limited to one class per program.
- The school program occurs rain or shine. Some modification of activities occurs on rainy days.
Online during COVID-19
The San Mateo County Historical Association is offering online school programs during COVID.
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, creating a simple 1880s toy (clothespin doll), is also available for an additional fee.
- Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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 2021-2022: 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, complete the online scholarship form.
The Woodside Store school program provides students with with hands-on learning experiences.