San Leandro Sesquicentennial - 1872 to 2022

San Leandro is celebrating our Sesquicentennial - 150 years of city incorporation. Public events to honor this milestone will occur from March 2022 through December 2022. Each event will be subject to the current COVID-19 public health directives. 2022 is the year of flexibility and fun. Please consider joining the celebration! 

Remembering the last 150 years, 

Sesquicentennial Steering Committee

2022 Time Capsule Items:  

·         Letter from Mayor Pauline Cutter 

·         2022 “yearbook” entitled Celebrating San Leandro’s Sesquicentennial with photos submitted by community members and various photos from around town.  

·         Various commemorative items from the 150th celebration including lapel pins, bags, a pint glass, shirts, patches, etc. 

·         Items from local businesses: 

o    Swag from Zocalo: coffee shop and community space 

o    Bottles and cans from the local breweries: Drake’s, 21st Amendment and Fieldwork Brewing Co. 

o    Reusable coffee cup from Peet’s Coffee 

o    Ice cream cup from Loard’s 

·         Pictures of the Black Lives Matter murals that were up around town. The photos were included in the San Leandro History Museum as an exhibit.  

·         Black Lives Matter Yard Sign 

·         Letters submitted via our Notes to the Future program where people could write letters to 2072. 

·         Local newspapers: The San Leandro Times, Tri-City Voice, The East Bay Times, San Francisco Chronicle 

·         San Leandro Kindness Pin 

·         Signed mug from the Breakfast Club, along with their history and membership roster 

·         Menus from various local restaurants. Please note many restaurants only had digital menus. 

·         Historical images of Larsen Lumber, one of the oldest businesses in town, established 1882 

·         City signage used during the COVID-19 pandemic 

·         San Leandro Stands United Against Hate sign 

·         Face mask from the San Leandro Kaiser Permanente hospital 

·         Strategic plan, pamphlets and letter to the future Chamber from the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce 

·         Official city proclamation proclaiming San Leandro an Age Friendly City 

·         Signed copy of Brian Copeland’s Not A Genuine Black Man 

·         Copy of Nancy D. Brown’s Semaphore documenting a 2022 city funded public art project 

·         Current Map of the East Bay Regional Parks System 

·         Current Map of the BART system 

·         Contributions from the San Leandro Historical Society including programs from the 150th events, a copy of Images of America: San Leandro by Cindy Simons (member and former president of the Historical Society), and a copy of their San Leandro Architecture and House Tour brochure.  

·         Various items from City Departments 

o    Handouts, flyers and library card from the San Leandro Public Library 

o    Kaiser Permanente Development Plan Proposal 

o    Shoreline Development Project Information  

o    Handouts from the Library’s and Museum’s “Redlining and Housing Discrimination in San Leandro” Exhibit 

o    San Leandro 2021 Climate Action Plan to address climate change 

o    Brochures and facility map from the San Leandro Unified School District 

o    Map of City of San Leandro public parks and facilities 

o    Fall/Winter 2022 Recreation Guide 

o    City Newsletters from 2022 

o    San Leandro Public Works shirt and signed hat

Sesquicentennial Donors

  • State Senator Nancy Skinner's Office
  • Supervisor Brown's Office 
  • Kenneth Pon, San Leandro Resident
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