San Leandro History Museum

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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.

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FIRST SATURDAYS
Marian Diamond Documentary
MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BRAIN
March 5
11:30 am and again at 2:00 pm

An award-winning documentary that brings the viewer right into the heart of science and into a deeper understanding of your own brain. 

Dr. Marian Diamond was one of the founders of modern neuroscience. She began her career in science when few women entered the world of science at all. Dr. Diamond lived in Oakland until her passing in 2017.

(2016, Documentary, 57 mins)

Free Admission · First come, first served

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.

BOOK CLUBHistory Readers
HISTORY READERS
2nd Thursday of the Month
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 2nd Thursday of every month from 6pm to 7pm.

One-time registration:
History Readers Registration

McFarland USA
McFARLAND USA
April 2
11:30 am and again at 2:00 pm

Based on a true story, track coach Jim White is a newcomer to a predominantly Latino high-school in California's Central Valley. Coach White and his new students find that they have much to learn about one another, but things begin to change when White realizes the boys' exceptional running ability. More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions. (2015, PG, 2:09) 

Free Admission · First come, first served

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.