Bay Area Museums with
"Free" Days

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From the ancient form of slide rules 2,000 years ago, to the abacus, to the latest in technology and its culture, the Computer History Museum takes you through the journey that was known not only for its life changing accomplishments, but also for its stunning failures.    Learn about the beginnings of the internet, the people who shaped computer technology and those who marketed it. 

Did you know?  Initially, computers were ...

Historic Johnston House
Holiday Boutique

Both a shopping extravaganza and an opportunity to tour this historic home, the Holiday Boutique takes place the first two weekends in November each year from 10am – 4pm.

The Holiday Boutique will be filled with decorated Christmas trees in every room, unique holiday wreaths, gourmet treats, hand-crafted jewelry and arts and crafts by many local and regional artists as well as merchandise from Half Moon Bay...


Terracotta Warriors

Asian Art Museum
in San Francisco

February 22 - May 27, 2013

China's first Emperor, Qin Shihuang (259-210 BCE) left a legacy rich with enduring achievements, including the unification of China under centralized imperial rule, brilliant military systems and advanced engineering and assembly production. He is also reputed to have burned scores of books, buried scholars alive and achieved widespread dominati...

James Johnston's white salt box house sits on a hill facing the ocean just south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.  In 1853, Johnston owned all the land from his home to the ocean.   He built the house for his wife, Petra.  It was the first all wood house to be built in the area.  (slide show is below and an interview with a docent )
will be online shortly)

You can tour this house between 11am-3pm on the...