Let's Play Ball
From the early 1900s to the present day, the Let's Play Ball, (March 21, 2015-Sept. 2016) depicts aspects of the game from local community teams to professional baseball players who have a San Mateo County connection. Highlights of the exhibit include one of Keith Hernandez's Golden Gloves and bats belonging to local legends Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. The exhibit will also have jerseys, equipment, historic phorographs and signed fan memorabilia.
Norton Pearl Photography
Norton Pearl Photography (May 19 - August 22, 2015), on exhibit in the Lower Rotunda, features 20 photographs by Norton Pearl, a professional photographer who started taking pictures on the Peninsula in the 1940s. The images on exhibit range from President Truman’s 1948 visit to Burlingame to women working at a telephone switchboard in 1967. They represent some of the 250,000 negatives he recently donated to the San Mateo County Historical Association.
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 (open March 2010) 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?