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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.

Let's Play Ball

From the early 1900s to the present day, the Let's Play Ball, (March 21, 2015-Sept. 4, 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.
Left: Con Dempsey playing for the Seals, 1951. Photo by Bill Cogan.

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.

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