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Changing Exhibits

Who Speaks for the Land? Robert Buelteman's Peninsula

In Who Speaks for the Land? Robert Buelteman's Peninsula (June 29 - October 19, 2016) on exhibit in the History Museum's Lower Rotunda, Buelteman has selected 19 of his favorite black-and- white images from organizations with which he has worked. His goal is to use his photography to improve the quality of life here on our Peninsula. The organizations are: Peninsula Open Space Trust, Sempervirens Fund, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Stanford University’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.
Left: Julie's Island (Sempervirens Fund), 1984. Photo by Robert Buelteman.

Peninsula at War!
San Mateo County's World War II Legacy

Discover Peninsula at War! San Mateo County's World War II Legacy (Dec. 7, 2016 - Feb. 4, 2019). Through artifacts, images and oral histories, the exhibit will explore the contributions of local service members and highlight home front activities. Wartime activities in San Mateo County included civilian defense, hospitals, industries such as Eimac and Western Pipe & Steel, internment camps, military training centers, coastal defense, salvage and war bond drives, USO centers and victory gardens.
Left: Women working at a salvage drive.

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?
Upcoming Exhibits
Filoli Celebrates 100 Years (Nov. 3, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017) celebrates the centennial of the home built by Mrs. and Mrs. William Bourn, who owned the Spring Valley Water Company. Mr. and Mrs. William Roth, owners of the Matson Navigation Company, later purchased the estate. Portraits of the Bourns and Roths will be on exhibit in the Rotunda. Mrs. Roth donated her carriage collection to the Historical Association, and historic images of 8 of the carriages will be on display in the Lower Hallway.
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