Now you can enjoy tales of Burlingame and Hillsborough history from any computer. Just like our museum inside the Burlingame Train Station, our online exhibit space is periodically updated with in-depth reviews of individual subjects related to the area. You might be considered a psuedo-historian after visiting one of these fine exhibits.
Here is a summary of the exhibits you can discover on this website:
Peninsula Royalty: The Founding Families of Burlingame-Hillsborough [link opens a new website]. In the mid-1800s, The Howard, Mills and Easton families purchased vast tracts of windswept, barrenland on the mid-Peninsula where they built huge country homes in search of a quiet refuge in the country 15 miles south of San Francisco.
A Leafy Legacy: The story of Burlingame’s trees. [link opens a new website] As Burlingame began developing as a city, the trees of Burlingame became more and more important. This is a robust look at their emergence and their history.
Severn Dairy Wallscape. In June 2000 the Regan Building on California Drive was demolished to make way for a new structure. When the walls came tumbling down, a surprise was in store: a beautiful wallscape advertising the long gone Severn Dairy.
Pacific City, “The Coney island of the West”. Pacific City was an amusement park promoted by the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, local businessmen and civic leaders who envisioned the area would rival Coney Island and Atlantic City.
Anson Burlingame [link opens a new website]. A deep and comprehensive listing of documents related to Anson Burlingame and his work as a diplomat under the Abraham Lincoln administration.