San Mateo County’s 166th birthday will be celebrated, in part, with craft activities from the era, a free children’s activity book and even a birthday cupcake (while supplies last) at the San Mateo County History Museum this Saturday, May 7.
The free Happy San Mateo County Day event, sponsored by the Redwood City Arts Commission and the Port of Redwood City, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Museum at 2200 Broadway. The theme for this year’s party is the 1950s.
Partygoers will receive the new children’s activity book, Discover San Mateo County in the 1950s, “which includes coloring sheets, mazes, crosswords and wordfinders exploring what was new and popular in the 1950s,” the Museum said.
Hands-on activities will include creating a 1950s television with four channels; making a “milkshake” at a soda fountain; helping a sailboat find its way to the Port of Redwood City and more.
For those unable to come to the museum, free material kits will be available for pick up at the Museum for the first 100 registrations (limit of three kits per family). Click here to sign up for a material kit.
The election to organize the new San Mateo County took place in May of 1856.
For more information about Saturday’s event, go here.
Photo: Manor Theater in San Mateo, 1955 by Norton Pearl, courtesy of Museum