Plowing Ahead: Historic Peninsula Farming
In the Changing Exhibit Gallery, Plowing Ahead: Historic Peninsula Farming (open March 13, 2013) explores a time when agriculture was the most important industry in the County. Showcased are horse-drawn farm equipment from Runnymede Farm. Also on display are lithographs of farms on the Peninsula from Moore & Depue's 1878 Illustrated History of San Mateo County.
Faces of the Community: Yesterday and Today
Faces of the Community: Yesterday and Today (May 18, 2013-November 30, 2013) shows similarities and changes in the Redwood City community. The exhibit in the Lower Rotunda and Hallways includes 12 photos taken of nineteenth century Peninsula residents by photographer James Van Court and 12 photos taken of contemporary residents by photographer Jose Luis Aguirre.
Gardeners of Identity: Basques in San Mateo County
Of the 58,000 Basques living in the United States today, the largest population resides in California. Gardeners of Identity (March 2010-March 2013) explores the Basque culture, how it came to San Mateo County and its many unique traditions that have become an important part of the local community.
San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame
World-class athletes have trained and competed in San Mateo County. In the Upper Rotunda and Hallways, the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame features plaques with pictures and information about each athlete inducted into the Hall of Fame. Do you know the identity of this Jefferson High School athlete?