Half Moon Bay History Association
Celebrating the Legacies of the Coastside
THINKING ABOUT OUR LOCAL MUSEUM!
The Association has been working on the 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 historic moments 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 1919 Jail and the c1877 Barn.
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 great idea !
The old 1919 jail perhaps 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 1919 jail (about 400 square feet).
STARTING WITH THE OLD JAIL!
The old jail will be opened. It will be a micro museum with docents to greet the public. They will explain its displays and will be ready to talk about other aspects of local history.
The properties belong to the city of HMB. 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