Half Moon Bay History Association
Celebrating the Legacies of the Coastside
THINKING ABOUT OUR LOCAL MUSEUM!
The Association has been working on the possibility of developing a Local Coastside History Museum.
Currently there is a small "History Room" in the Zaballa House (326 Main Street) with a diorama representing Half Moon Bay as it was in 1861.
One example of the models . . .
Our Coastside certainly has the deep history uniquely reflecting much of the growth of the state and the nation...
It will be joining other small communities that make a genuine effort to preserve and display their history.
This Coastside community has played important roles directly or in reflection of almost every significant event in California history. These passages will be explained and celebrated.
The community museum will approach two thousand square feet of interior display. More space for education, library, meetings, archives, and administration.
Preliminary thinking suggests a capital budget of perhaps one million dollars to develop the c1911 Jail and the c1877 Barn.
We wait only for the City of HMB to set the rules that will allow us to serve the communitywith this new institution. So many elements are present for this perfect with the deed (requires the city to use the property for historical purposes) the central location of the site, and the very historic nature of the structures!
The Miramontes Adobe
Guadalupe Briones de Miramontes home in Half Moon Bay
NW Corner, Mill and Johnston Sts.
(Represented in HMBHA Diorama Project)
Here is a better idea !
The old c1911 jail joined by a glass atrium with
the c1877 Johnston Barn behind it (503 Johnston St.)
Develop in phases by opening in small steps.
We are exploring the use of the old (c1877) Johnston Barn (about 1400 square feet) and the c1911 jail (about 400 square feet).
The properties belong to the city of HMB, reducing the need for purchase or rent, if the the city can help. We are working with the city to establish this new institution for the community.
We are working to develop the displays in steps.
We need to begin ...
CAN YOU HELP? "Celebrate - Educate - Preserve the history..."
- Strategic planning
- Address fund raising opportunities
- Acquire more artifacts for display
- Develop a docent, volunteer, and administrative staffing plan
CONTACT US (SEE THE "CONTACT US" PAGE ON THE BAR ABOVE)
OR MEET WITH USCALL... PRESIDENT DAVE C. AT (650) 726-4468