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Next Annual Meeting – Feb. 26th Lane Room

Come join us while we explore the beginnings of the town of Easton, the Easton Additions settlements and the birth of the Broadway shopping district. Free and Open to the Public- 7pm Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library.

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The Broadway Arch (photo c.1933)

The Broadway Arch is an early example of adaptive reuse in Burlingame. Dating back to what remained of the vast Howard Estate, the sign was originally erected on El Camino Real and Howard Ave. to advertise the Pacific City amusement  park … Continue reading

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Our Archived Newsletters are now available online on this website!

Just select “Archived newsletters” on the welcome page. You will find our newsletter publications from 2010-present; they contain a variety of interesting articles and research accomplished by our association.

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Norton Pearl Collection

Opening of the Burlingame Community Center 1949 The San Mateo County Historical Association and the Burlingame Historical Society are pleased to announce an incredible historical contribution from locally renowned photographer, Norton Pearl. This significant donation will be made official on … Continue reading

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El Camino Trees vs. Caltrans Safety project (Nov. 2014 update)

Caltrans has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report signally its intention to build out left-turn channels at Floribunda and El Camino Real. The $3.6 project, that in effect widens the highway to 5 lanes over 500 ft., is intended to … Continue reading

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Burlingame Public Library Chandelier restored and installed in Museum

Several years ago, the Burlingame Public Library donated the original Burlingame Public library chandelier to the Historical Society. During the 1990s library remodel, the spanish revival style chandelier (c. 1930) that had adorned the E. L. Norberg designed foyer for over … Continue reading

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NEW! Burlingame Then and Now

A visit to our history museum will reveal some exciting changes. During the past three months, we’ve been very hard at work, installing a new “screening” area for digital-based exhibits. The modern red naugahyde seating may look familiar to you; … Continue reading

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