Category Archives: What’s New?
PLEASE NOTE! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 transmission, the Burlingame Hillsborough History Museum will unfortunately be closed at least through April. Please check updates for future scheduling and enjoy our most recent presentations, online (visit the “Exhibits” tab). Thank you … Continue reading
Sunday, February 23rd at 1:45 in the Lane Room of the Public Library. Join us for Conversations with businesses that have been in Burlingame for over 25 years. To view photographs of these businesses, select the “Exhibits” tab, and select … Continue reading
ORIGIN OF STREET NAMES DRAFT 8
The good news is that after a 3 year long study period, Caltrans has concluded that the widening project at Floribunda is not necessary, since the far less invasive (and cheaper) No Left Turn at Floribunda alternative that Burlingame fought … Continue reading
Since the 1520s, Spain had interest in exploring Alta California. Finally, in 1769, Captain Gaspar de Portola with 60 men accidentally discovered San Francisco Bay from Sweeney Ridge, close to Burlingame. Why is this 500-year-old story important to California and … Continue reading
Take a stroll down Hatch’s Alley to check out our beautiful display behind 240 Lorton Avenue. This display area has been generously provided to us by Dewey Land Co.
Dozens of glass-plate photographs by Harry Dessin are presented depicting scenes of the very early years of Burlingame. Images are focused around today’s Lorton and Donnelly Avenues, and the pioneer families that lived- and worked there. Begins Fall 2019.