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Jail Museum Celebration A Success!

In June, we celebrated the One Year Re-opening of Half Moon Bay’s historic jail as a small history museum. We also celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the building of the jail. The jail is our first endeavor to bring the Coastside’s history to visitors far and wide.   
Hundreds of people attended the festivities. Music was provided by the Lighthouse String Band who generously donated their time. An array of special foods were offered, including root beer floats, popcorn, tacos and paella. Children enjoyed a variety of activities and local vendors showcased their wares.
The event also marked the kick-off for the community campaign to create a Coastside History Museum. This major project expands upon our efforts at the jail by converting the Johnston Barn into a museum. Located just behind the jail building, the barn will provide additional space to share stories of our remarkable history.
In the photo, Capital Campaign Chair Clyde Beffa, Jr. (left) and HMBHA President Robin Kirby are shown with the thermometer indicating that the organization has raised more than $1 million.
Special thanks go out to our docents and all the numerous volunteers who helped make our anniversary celebration and community campaign kick-off a huge success.