New Exhibit: Sketches from World War I
On exhibit in the Lower Rotunda, "Sketches from World War I" (September 19, 2017 - January 14, 2018) features art by Peninsula soldier Alvin Page Colby. He created the sketches when he was training at Fort Lewis and then serving in France as a cook in the 91st “Wild West” Infantry Division. Colby was a Burlingame resident working at Wisnom’s Hardware when he joined the Army. His letters home often included comic sketches about daily life, many of which will be featured in the exhibit. After the War he returned to Burlingame and continued working at the Wisnom’s store in San Mateo. These sketches have never been on display for public viewing before. The San Mateo County History Museum is located at 2200 Broadway within the 107-year-old “Old Courthouse” in Redwood City. It features exhibits related to the use of natural resources, suburban development, ethnic experience and entrepreneurial achievement on the Peninsula from the time of the Ohlone Indian through today. The Museum is open every day except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.