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Family History Walking Tour San Carlos CA Week of the Family

Fun Family History Walking Tour 2024

January 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Family History Walking Tour – Explore San Carlos with Mayor Tom Davids and John Durkin!

Hey there, San Carlos wanderers and history buffs! Have you ever wondered about the stories hidden within the streets of our beloved city? Well, get ready to lace up those walking shoes and join the Museum of San Carlos History Villagers’ members Tom Davids (yes, the former Mayor) and John Durkin, for an enlightening stroll through the heart of San Carlos: the Family History Walking Tour!

When and Where?

Picture this: a sunny day, a gentle breeze, and the promise of uncovering the mysteries of San Carlos. The adventure begins at 11:30 AM outside the San Carlos Youth Center, 1001 Chestnut Street. Let’s embark on a journey through time, discovering the tales that shaped our city.

Who Are Our Guides?

Now, you might be wondering, who are these maestros of San Carlos history? Well, brace yourselves for Tom Davids, former Mayor extraordinaire, and John Durkin, the walking encyclopedia of all things San Carlos. These docents are not just storytellers; they’re the keepers of our city’s rich past and the visionaries pondering its future.

What’s on the Itinerary?

Oh, the secrets they’ll spill, the anecdotes they’ll share! As you amble along, keep your ears perked for answers to burning questions like:

  1. Restaurant Revelations: Ever pondered why Laurel St. boasts an array of delightful restaurants? Get ready to unravel the culinary history that turned this street into a gastronomic haven.
  2. Speedway Whispers: Did you know there was once a Greater San Francisco Speedway lurking in the shadows of our city? The tales of this forgotten speedster are bound to rev up your curiosity.
  3. Future Gazing on Laurel St.: What’s in store for the future of Laurel St.? Will it continue to be the heartbeat of San Carlos? Our guides might just have a crystal ball (or some well-informed predictions) to share.
  4. Burton Park Unveiled: Behind the lush greenery of Burton Park lies a tapestry of history. Let Tom and John peel back the layers and reveal the fascinating stories that make Burton Park more than just a serene spot for an afternoon picnic.

San Carlos Speedway and Hanger, from the San Carlos Aviation Association Collection

The Walk of Wisdom

This isn’t just a stroll; it’s a walk of wisdom. As you tread the familiar paths of San Carlos, you’ll gain insights into the quirks, triumphs, and quirks again that have shaped our city. Imagine walking in the footsteps of those who came before, seeing the city through their eyes, and feeling the heartbeat of San Carlos.

The Nitty-Gritty Details

  • Starting Point: San Carlos Youth Center, 1001 Chestnut Street.
  • Time to Kick Off: 11:30 AM
  • Finale at the Museum: The journey concludes at the Museum of San Carlos History at 1:00 PM.

Prepare to be Amazed

If you’re expecting a run-of-the-mill historical tour, think again. This is a San Carlos adventure with a side of laughter, a dash of nostalgia, and a sprinkle of the unexpected. The stories might make you gasp, the anecdotes might make you chuckle, but one thing’s for sure – you won’t look at San Carlos the same way again.

What to Bring?

  • Curiosity: Pack a hefty dose of curiosity because you’re about to embark on a journey of discovery.
  • Comfy Shoes: We’re not racing; we’re sauntering. So, wear those comfy shoes that let you stroll and savor the tales.
  • Questions: Got burning questions about San Carlos? This is your chance to ask the experts. Don’t be shy; our guides love a good query.

Wrap Up at the Museum

As the clock ticks toward 1:00 PM, the adventure concludes at the Museum of San Carlos History. But fear not, the memories and stories you’ve gathered will linger. Plus, the museum itself is a treasure trove of artifacts and narratives, ready to dive deeper into the history of our charming city.

Mark Your Calendar!

So, dear San Carlos enthusiasts, mark your calendar, set a reminder, and get ready to walk, talk, and uncover the magic of our city. Mayor Tom Davids and John Durkin are waiting to share the tales that make San Carlos not just a city but a living, breathing storybook. Let’s stroll down memory lane together! 🚶‍♂️🏡✨

Source: San Carlos Week of the Family Official Website (rephrased text).

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San Carlos Youth Center
1001 Chestnut Street
San Carlos, CA 94070 United States
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