San Leandro History Museum

                                                                             

DISCOVER THE PAST

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 Indians, 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.
Admission is free.

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HOURS
The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
First Saturday of each month, 11:00am to 4:00pm

 

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ONLINE RESOURCES
Click on the links below to explore the Museum's online San Leandro history resources.

  HISTORY READERS BOOK CLUB

The San Leandro History Museum staff hosts this monthly virtual book club via Zoom every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6-7pm. This monthly Zoom book club is open to all adults interested in joining. We welcome readers of all genres and interests to join us and discuss their current reads or just to come chat and get some recommendations from other attendees in the community.

This book club has no commitments, come once, attend regularly, not a reader, or just want to hear people discuss what they're reading--All are welcome! To register and for questions email hobic@sanleandro.org.




SAN LEANDRO HISTORY WALK

Use the history walk guide to explore the history of San Leandro's downtown. In addition to information provided on the guide, at each stop along the way you will find a history marker with images and stories. This is a great way to spend an afternoon on foot or bicycle learning about San Leandro's past. 
Click here for History Walk PDF

     
   

100TH ANNIVERSARY - LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote in the United States, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. February of 1920 the League of Women Voters was founded in order to assist and educated the new women voters.
This brief history of the local League of Women Voters was created by the current President of the League of Women Voters of Eden Area, Penny Peck (aka Miss Penny).

League of Women's Voter Local History

     
    QUARANTINE CHRONICLES
The San Leandro History Museum invites you to help us document this historic time by contributing your stories and materials that reflect life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your thoughts and experiences are invaluable. Collecting stories and experiences from within the community will shape future understanding of the diversity of thoughts, feelings and experiences during COVID-19 in San Leandro. Click here for more information and to begin sharing your story: 
San Leandro: Quarantine Chronicles
 
     
 

CALIFORNIA OF THE PAST:
Stories of Japanese American Internment
This collection features 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 2010-2013.

Stories of Japanese American Internment

     
   

LEGACY OF THE NISEI VETERANS

The Legacy of the Nisei Veterans (WWII Stories of the 442nd and MIS) shares the experiences of men in the segregated 100th/442nd RCT.

The 2011 documentary film is a composite of the experiences of ten Nisei men who served their country, despite having parents who were incarcerated at internment camps. The stories tell of hardships endured, freedoms taken away, families separated, the brave sacrifices, the call to duty, the fears and suspicions, and fighting battles.

Legacy of the Nisei Veterans



 
 

  
LEGACY OF THE NISEI
Experience first-hand accounts of life in the World War II internment camps and of Nisei soldiers who fought for the United States while their families were interned by the U.S. government.

This 2012 composite film tells stories of love and marriage, the MIS and the segregated 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team, resistance to the draft and the lives of young people caught up in the government action that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Legacy of the Nisei

     
 

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EDUCATOR RESOURCES
Click on the links below to explore the Museum's online San Leandro history resources.

   
3RD GRADE - SAN LEANDRO HISTORY RESOURCES

A collection of online resources for local 3rd grade curriculum.

Includes the San Leandro Museum's 3rd grade virtual tour "Our Town: Cherry City", based on our popular, in-person, traditional field trip. Topics covered: Muwekma Ohlone, California Missions, Mexican Era Ranchos and early San Leandro history.

IMPORTANT - to access the Museum's Google Classroom you need to be logged in using a personal Google account. GSuite accounts cannot access the classroom.
San Leandro Museum - 3rd Grade Google Classroom

     
   

4TH GRADE - SAN LEANDRO HISTORY RESOURCES
A collection of online resources for local 4th grade curriculum.

Included in these resources is the San Leandro Museum's 3rd grade virtual tour, "Los Dos Ranchos", based on our in-person, traditional field trip. Topics covered: primary focus is Mexican Era California ranchos with a review of the California mission period through a point-of-view lens.

 

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Museum Information Line: 510-577-3990
Additional Information and School Tours: 510-577-3991 • asilveira@sanleandro.org
Rental of the Museum and/or Casa Grounds for Special Events: 510-577-3980 • ycarrasco@sanleandro.org

 

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LOCATION
320 W. Estudillo Avenue
The Museum is located behind the Downtown Plaza next to the Casa Peralta.