Presentation: How the Chrysanthemum Capital of the (Pacific) World Was Made
The San Mateo County History Museum, at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City, will present Stanford PhD student Paul Nauert who will discuss Redwood City’s vital chrysanthemum industry during the period 1906 through 1942, when Japanese Americans pioneered the highly successful enterprise. How Redwood City reconciled this nationally important business being guided by a decidedly unpopular immigrant community will be the focus of his presentation. This talk is part of the Museum’s “Courthouse Docket” program sponsored by the Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation. It will be free with the price of admission to the Museum ($6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students) and will take place in historic “Courtroom A.” Go to www.historysmc.org for more information.