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November 2019

Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Day at Pacifica Community Center

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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The event commemorates 10,000 years of Ohlone settlement in San Mateo County and the 250th anniversary of the Gaspar de Portolá expedition. Learn more about our early history through an historical display, a short film, and hikes to Sweeney Ridge where Portolá first saw San Francisco Bay.

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse 147th Anniversary Celebration

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Join the Half Moon Bay History Association in exploring Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park during its 147th Anniversary Celebration. On November 16, 2019, Pigeon Point has more to celebrate than ever! Recently, over $9 million was allocated in state funds for restoration of the historic lighthouse tower. After nearly 20 years of no visible signs of repair, work will begin soon. Activities during the day include: - small tours into the base of the tower - guided grounds…

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December 2019

Night of Lights

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street, Downtown Half Moon Bay

December 13, 2019 – 6p.m. to 9 p.m. Watch for the Half Moon Bay History Association’s “old time truck” in the annual Night of Lights parade down Main Street. Night of Lights is a free annual old fashioned holiday event hosted in downtown Half Moon Bay on the second Friday in December. Visit downtown Half Moon Bay during Night of Lights and find trees decorated in a dazzling display of lights.  Many stores stay open late for everyone - do some holiday…

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Perils of a Leeward Shore

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portuguese Culture Center, 724 Kelly St
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Perils of a Leeward Shore: Franklin Point Historic Shipwreck Cemetery Año Nuevo State Park The Half Moon Bay History Association presents another entertaining and informative speaker's event - we will be digging into our past even more than ever! On December 17, 2019, please join us for a most unusual maritime history event with Mark Hylkema, Cultural Resources Program Manager & Tribal Liaison/Archaeologist, Santa Cruz District, California State Parks. Mark has 39 years of experience in California archaeology and Native…

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March 2020

Speaker Event

March 1, 2020

The Half Moon Bay History Association is presenting another unique speaker's event.  Look for more to come  about a legendary time and place.

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