Mobile museum highlighting Black history opens in Redwood City

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The San Mateo County Event Center is sponsoring a mobile museum to highlight the rich history of the African American community in honor of Black History Month.

The exhibit, part of the Domini Hoskins Black History Museum & Learning Center, is open to the public now through Feb. 27 at 890 Jefferson Ave. in Redwood City, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for Mondays, when it is closed. The museum is located in the space formerly occupied by Cost Plus World Market. A $5 donation is suggested for entrance. The San Mateo Event Center will also highlight the exhibit during its annual County Fair from June 4-12.

The exhibit “showcases a range of cultural artifacts to educate and inform our communities, especially our youth, about the rich history that African Americans have contributed to American society,” officials said.

“San Mateo County has a rich and diverse history, and it is important that as an event and exposition center we highlight the significant contributions of black community,” said Dana Stoehr, the San Mateo County Event Center and Fair CEO. “Supporting Black History is something we always embrace, and we are proud to sponsor this exhibit.”

Watch this video by the San Mateo Event Center to learn more about the exhibit.

Photo courtesy of the San Mateo County Event Center