Category Archives: What’s New?

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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Preservation Trust visits Burlingame – November 13, 2018

Vice Mayor Donna Colson, Mayor Brownrigg, Former Mayor Cathy Baylock, Syed Murtuza (Burlingame Public Works Director), and Board members of the Burlingame Historical Society welcomed an enthusiastic group of more than 3 dozen visitors from all over the Nation, interested … Continue reading

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Meet Us At the Mansion

On Thursday, October 25th at 7pm, at Kohl Mansion, we will show the documentary film “The Oaks of Burlingame–The Story of the C. Frederick Kohl Mansion” by Bridget Bell. The film is entertaining and enlightening. We hope to see you … Continue reading

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Hatch’s Alley happenings

Make sure to walk through Hatch’s Alley (aka Hatch Lane) to check out the huge tiled artwork created by the Burlingame Historical Society and its talented volunteers. The project was generously funded by Dewey Land Co.  Envisioned since 2015, the … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 5th, 2018 VICTORIAN DAYS WALKING TOURS

… in conjunction with SM County Historical Association- The Burlingame Historical Society will be conducting 3 free walking tours at approx. 45 min. to 1 hour each: 1 pm   Choose between a new architectural tour of downtown (meet at train station)  or a tour of Broadway (meet in … Continue reading

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GATES HOUSE GONE (1901-2018)

For the first time in over a century, the iconic “witches hat” on the Gates home is no longer visible from afar; the structure has been demolished. Talks with the owner about restoring/ repurposing the damaged structure were unfortunately not … Continue reading

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