San Leandro History Museum
Discover the Past
Mákkin Mak Muwekma, 'Akkoy Mak-Warep, Manne Mak Hiswi!
We Are Muwekma Ohlone, Welcome To Our Ancestral Homeland!
(Greeting from the Muwekma Tribal Administration)
The History Museum tells the story of San Leandro. Wall murals and life-size portraits set the scene for exhibits. A timeline of San Leandro begins with the first people, the Muwekma Ohlone, and follows the changes through Spanish/Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the beginnings of a new American town and the developments of the 20th Century through World War II. Concept exhibits include People from Many Lands, Oysters and the Bayshore, and Agriculture and Industry.
Join museum staff for a fun and casual book discussion. There is no required book or reading and no commitment. Each month staff and attendees share the historical book(s) they are reading. It is a great way to discuss books, learn about history and go-away with new books for your to-read list.
The meeting takes place on the 3rd Thursday of ever month from 6pm to 7pm.
One-time registration: History Readers Registration
The Museum is open the first Saturday of each month from 11am to 4pm.
Check out what is happening at the museum next month.
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
February 5, 2pm-3:30pm · Free Admission
An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career.
(2020, PG Documentary, 96 mins)
COVID: In-person events are subject to change based on current public health guidelines. For in-person events held inside the museum, masks are mandatory and social distancing is strongly encouraged.
A collection of 33 compelling, personal stories, which demonstrate how government action affected the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans - 65% of them being American citizens. Filmed from 2010 to 2013 by San Leandro Public Library staff.