Scenes of San Mateo County
Scenes of San Mateo County (Sept. 16 - Dec. 31, 2014), on exhibit in the Lower Rotunda, features eight paintings of historic sites on the Peninsula. The paintings show existing landmarks, buildings that no longer exist and iconic places in the county.
Building Pete's Harbor
Building Pete's H (May 27 - Sept. 13, 2014), on exhibit in the Lower Rotunda, features eight aerial photographs showing its development from 1962 through the 1970s.
Plowing Ahead: Historic Peninsula Farming
In the Changing Exhibit Gallery, Plowing Ahead: Historic Peninsula Farming (March 13, 2013-late 2014) 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.
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?