Fans of the city’s progress
and growth since the 1850s will be happy to hear that the San Leandro History
Museum is reopening its doors to the public beginning Aug. 29.
Housed inside the museum complex – which also includes Casa Peralta and Little Brown Church – the museum has been closed due to budget cuts. New hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday each week, as well as one Saturday per month.
The San Leandro History Museum originally opened to the public in 2004. Located at 320 W. Estudillo Ave., it is one of the few city-owned museums in the state and is administered by the city’s public library. History buffs can learn about the original Ohlone inhabitants to the present; see personal recollections and learn through hands-on materials. The museum also houses historic photographs, filmed stories of San Leandro residents and more.
School tours are offered to local third and fourth grade classes. For more information, call (510) 577-3990.