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July 20, 2005

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Publication Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Notebook: History museum still open for business Notebook: History museum still open for business (July 20, 2005)

County history fans can be glad that the museum in the historic Redwood City courthouse remains open despite construction work.

Mitch Postel, president of the San Mateo County Historical Association, expressed concern that a caption in last week's Almanac implied the museum would close during construction.

The museum remains open and the hours are the same: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Monday.

There is one change. The entrance at 777 Hamilton St. is blocked by construction, so visitors need to enter on the other side at 750 Middlefield Road. The museum's mailing address remains 777 Hamilton St.
Museum hosts program on history of medicine

Those interested in the history of medicine can learn about local medical institutions in an event at the San Mateo County History Museum on Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m.

The museum will host a discussion with Michael Svanevik, professor of history at the College of San Mateo, who will speak about private sanitarium development, the rise of modern medical centers, the founding of San Mateo's Mills Hospital, and chief physicians of the past century in San Mateo County.

The museum is at 777 Hamilton St. in downtown Redwood City. The entrance is temporarily located on the Middlefield side of the building due to construction, and signs have been posted to lead visitors in the right direction.

For more information, call 299-0104.
Two projects to help the Bay

Save the Bay is sponsoring two projects this week to help restore native vegetation to the shores of San Francisco Bay and San Francisquito Creek.

Folks can drop in at the Native Plant Nursery to help sow and transplant native marsh seedlings on Wednesday, July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve at the end of Embarcadero Road.

On Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will remove invasive plants, including pepperweed, at the mouth of San Francisquito Creek.

For information or to sign up, call Restoration Coordinator Theresa Galvin at 510-452-9261, ext. 109; or visit

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