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Do you have any materials you think would make a great addition to the archives of the Burlingame Historical Society? Contact us to make a donation.

If it has to do with Burlingame or Hillsborough, we want to know about it. Photos of the neighborhood, home movies featuring Burlingame, old advertisements from Burlingame businesses, you name it. However, just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s of interest to us.

For example, if have a stack of vintage newspapers you found in the basement, we can’t take them unless there is an article, photo or ad regarding our town. Please review them before calling us. We also have space limitations and follow collecting guidelines to preserve what we have already collected. But you won’t know if it’s a valuable addition to our archives until you give us a call. We have accepted everything from old signs to a piano to diplomas to photographs.

Call us at 650-340-9960 to ask if we have any interest before you discard what could be a one-of-a-kind artifact.

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