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:
oSwag from Zocalo: coffee shop and community space
oBottles and cans from the local breweries: Drake’s, 21st Amendment and Fieldwork Brewing Co.
oReusable coffee cup from Peet’s Coffee
oIce 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
oHandouts, flyers and library card from the San Leandro Public Library
oKaiser Permanente Development Plan Proposal
oShoreline Development Project Information
oHandouts from the Library’s and Museum’s “Redlining and Housing Discrimination in San Leandro” Exhibit
oSan Leandro 2021 Climate Action Plan to address climate change
oBrochures and facility map from the San Leandro Unified School District
oMap of City of San Leandro public parks and facilities