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LONGTIME AND LOCAL. Burlingame Historical Society Annual presentation

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

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Where Did Our Street Names Come from? (updated 1-2020)

ORIGIN OF STREET NAMES DRAFT 8

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Update on El Camino Real

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

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250th Anniversary of Portola’s discovery of San Francisco Bay

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

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Burlingame’s small businesses in big pictures

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.

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Through Harry’s Lens – Burlingame’s Formulative Years: 1910s-1920s

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.

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Victorian Days walking tours – Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Join the Burlingame Historical Society for Victorian Day Tours, SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th –FREE, no reservations required! Entertainment Burlingame Style: 1 pm – 1:45 pm. Meet at the Burlingame Avenue railroad station (290 California Drive) and explore entertainment around the turn-of-the-century … Continue reading

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Neither Snow, nor Rain, nor Heat, nor Gloom of Night…

Please join the Burlingame Historical Society on Tuesday evening, May 7 at 7:00 pm in the Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library (480 Primrose Rd.) for a presentation on the history of the postal service in Burlingame, including an … Continue reading

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GUITTARD: 150 Years of Crafting Chocolate Perfection

Please join the Burlingame Historical Society on Monday February 25th at 6:45pm in the Lane Room of the Burlingame Public Library for our Annual Election, followed at 7pm by our special guest speaker, Amy Guittard, who will share the rich … Continue reading

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Anson Burlingame Bust Unveiled in Library

On Friday, November 16, 2018, we helped unveil the new Anson Burlingame bust and local history area in the Burlingame library. We created a new exhibit for the event– “Anson Burlingame: The California Connection”, that is on loan to the … Continue reading

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