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Family Past Times

Maritime Day

Part of the San Mateo County STEM Festival, the 11th Annual Maritime Day at the History Museum celebrates the Charles Parsons' Ships of the World exhibit. Held on Global Youth Service Day, some activities will be led by scouts from the Sea Scout Ship Gryphon and Girl Scout Troop 62127.
From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., learn about local maritime history as you participate in craft activities.
  • Build your own model ship: In the early 1850s, ships were one of the best ways to get to California.
  • Make a lighthouse: In the 1850s, the California coastline was very dangerous for mariners. California lighthouses were built at the most dangerous points, protecting both passengers and cargo.
  • Tie Knots: Learn knots used on ships.
  • Signal Flags: Learn about signal flags. The International Code of Signals was first adopted in 1855 as a means of maritime communication.
  • Make a nautical bracelet: Beginning first as a pastime, sailors fashioned bracelets from excess rope found on their ships. Soon, it became an opportunity for them to showcase their craftsmanship.
  • Navigation: Learn how to get around on water.

Family Past Times

A Family Past Times is a fun-filled exploration of history featuring arts, crafts and hands-on demonstrations at the History Musem.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
History Museum
Free admission sponsored by the Port of Redwood City.
STEM Festival
Maritime Day is held in conjunction with the San Mateo County STEM Festival. The festival aims to introduce kids to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through fun experiments, presentations, speakers and demonstrations.
Click here for event flyer.
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