In 2008, Burlingame celebrated its centennial - 100 years as an incorporated city.
Not too long after, a local historian and current board member of the Burlingame Historical Society, Joanne Garrison, chronicled those 100 years in a book titled Burlingame Centennial, 1908-2008.
Meet this local historian and learn about a few of the important players in Burlingame’s early history on Tuesday evening at the presentation of Peninsula Royalty, the story of the Mills Family.
Learn how the bordering town of Millbrae came to receive such a name from the 44-room Mills family estate, an architectural gem kept intact until the 1950s.
Learn how this family of wealthy benefactors came to be considered "Burlingame Royalty" for contributions to the city in its earliest incorporation days and before.
Joanne Garrison will reveal many of these little-known Burlingame facts happened upon through her own research into the documents, architecture and anecdotes of locals. A task she says could only be accomplished through “having a curious mind.”
Bring your curious mind to...
What: Peninsula Royalty, the Story of the Mills Family
Where: Burlingame Public Library, Lane Community Room
480 Primrose Rd.
Burlingame, California 94010
When: Tuesday, August 23 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.