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Courthouse Docket

Two Notable Women - Two Notable Mansions

On Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m., the Courthouse Docket continues as the Museum Auxiliary presents a play, Two Notable Women - Two Notable Mansions. Researched and written by the Museum Auxiliary, the play explores the lives of Sarah Winchester and Harriett Pullman Carolan.

Left: The program will feature clothing from the "Millie Collection," an education collection of vintage clothing at the History Museum.

Winchester is best known for the famous “Mystery House” in San Jose. She also owned a dozen properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, including a home in Atherton and a house boat, sometime’s called “Sarah’s Ark,” in Burlingame. The houseboat shared a driveway with Crossways.

In 1894, two years after marrying Francis Carolan, Harriett Pullman Carolan built Crossways on 30 acres in Burlingame. Although Francis liked playing polo at Crossways, Harriett was not satisfied with the house. In 1912, she purchased 554 acres in Hillsborough to build the Carolands Château.

Next on the Docket

Saturday, April 18: World War I presented by the World War I Historical Society Saturday, May 16: A Garden Party Fashion Show presented by the Museum Auxiliary

The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courthroom A. The 2013 Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
1 p.m.
History Museum, Courtroom A
Museum Admission
$6 for adults, $4 for seniors & students
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