San Leandro History Museum



The History Museum tells the story of San Leandro. Wall murals and life-size portraits set the scene for exhibits. A timeline of San Leandro begins with the first people, The Ohlone/Costanoan Indians, and follows the changes through Spanish/Mexican California, the Gold Rush, the beginnings of a new American town and the developments of the 20th Century through World War II. Concept exhibits include People from Many Lands, Oysters and the Bayshore, and Agriculture and Industry.
Admission is free.


Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
First Saturday of each month, 11:00am to 4:00pm


All film screenings are free and no registration is required. Feel free to bring your own movie snacks.


Saturday, February 3 - African American Arts & Activism
11:15am - "BaddDDD: Sonia Sanchez"
Portrait of poet Sonia Sanchez revealing her uncompromising life as she raised her voice.
(2015, documentary, 1:30) 

2:00pm - "Freedom Riders"
A chronicle of civil rights activists' campaign in 1961 to end segregated bus travel in the South.
(2010, documentary, 1:57)



Saturday, March 3 - Women Make Movies
(Both films show at 11:15am and again at 2:00pm)

"Georgie Girl"
Georgina Bayer, a one-time sex worker of Maori descent turned public official, stunned the world in 1999 by becoming the first transgendered person to hold national office in New Zealand. Beyer recounts her life story, shares how she overcame adversity and why she decided to run for office. This absorbing documentary breaks down stereotypes and promotes greater understanding of transgendered people. (2001, documentary, 1:10) 

Are tomboys tamed once they grow up? This lively and inspiring documentary explodes that archaicmyth with the stories of spirited and proud tomboys of all ages: African-American teenager Jay Gillespie; Massachusetts firefighter Tracy Driscoll, lesbian artist Nancy Brooks Brody and political activist Doris Haddock, aka "Granny D". "TOMBOYS!" makes the connections between rebel girl and spirited women gloriously clear. (2004, documentary, 28 minutes) 




The Museum tours are already fully booked for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Museum offers a hands-on, full day field trip for 3rd and 4th grade classes in San Leandro. For more information about field trips call or email Addie Silveira at 510-577-3991 •

Contact Information:
Museum Information Line: 510-577-3990
Additional Information and School Tours: 510-577-3991 •
Rental of the Museum and/or Casa Grounds for Special Events: 510-577-3980 •


320 W. Estudillo Avenue
The Museum is located behind the Downtown Plaza next to the Casa Peralta.