Major program on Menlo Park historyThe last 150 years of Menlo Park history will come to life in a History Symposium Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Little House, 800 Middle Avenue.
Half a dozen speakers will track local history since the creation of San Mateo County in 1856, from cops and crime to railroad magnates, Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia.
Speakers will include: Mitch Postel, president of the San Mateo County Historical Association on county beginnings; Frank Helfrich giving a picture history; Joan Marx on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"; John Edmonds, retired sheriff's deputy and historian, on "Cops, Courts, Jails, and Judges"; and Darwin Patnode on local authors. Also, Leah Lubin will show her film on 1960s-era icons Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia.
Cost for the session is $40 for members of Little House and the Historical Association, $25 for kids and teens, and $45 for others. Lunch is included.
For more information or to register, call 326-2025, ext. 230.