Category Archives: Museums and History

San Mateo County Historical Association

The San Mateo County Historical Association started in 1935. Dr Frank Stanger, the first executive director, goals were preserving the county’s historical sites, developing an archive for the county’s history and creating a museum dedicated to preserving reminders of the …
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Spaulding Wooden Boat Center

Located in the heart of Sausalito’s waterfront, Spaulding Wooden Boat Center (SWBC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, sharing, and celebrating the area’s rich history of traditional wooden boatbuilding. With its 20,000 sq. ft. working wooden boatbuilding facility, historically …
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San Francisco Architectural Heritage/Haas-Lilienthal

The Haas-Lilienthal House is an historic house museum and landmark located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. The house is maintained by SF Architectural Heritage. There are several gardens adjacent to the House that require extensive care and …
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Museum of American Heritage

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is the Bay Area’s only museum exclusively dedicated to the history of technological innovation in the pre-transistor age. MOAH is an interactive learning center whose mission is to create innovators of the future through …
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Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment

The MADE is a center and museum dedicated to activities that engage participants with all forms of digital art and entertainment. a. The preservation of historic artistic works in the digital media. b. The education of the public in the …
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Marine Science Institute

The Marine Science Institute was founded in 1970, around the time that the issue of water resources was becoming a major concern for many Bay Area inhabitants. The Institute’s philosophy was founded on the idea that putting students in direct …
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San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo County History Museum

History comes alive at the San Mateo County Historical Association. Visitors can discover the past through hands-on school programs, interactive exhibits and a wide range of events for both adults and families. The San Mateo County Historical Association is pleased …
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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles. Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. …
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Museum of Craft and Design

Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design that engages the community while stimulating the creative potential in peoples’ lives. The Museum strives to encourage greater awareness and appreciation …
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Chinese Historical Society of America

Chinese Historical Society of America

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum opened in its landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building in 2001. Founded in 1963, CHSA is the oldest and largest organization in the country dedicated to the documentation, study, and presentation of Chinese …
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