Hot New Mavericks Exhibit Will Make You Feel Like You’re Surfing…

…When, in fact, you’re standing in a historic Redwood City courthouse 40-feet up from the street outside.

Mitch Postel, top man at the San Mateo County History Mueum in Redwood City, explains:

Dear June,

……Next up is a permanent exhibit with Coastside interest. We are going to create a computerized, interactive display on the big Maverick’s surfing contest at Pillar Point. The exhibit will include an outlook from one of our windows, 40 feet above the plaza, as high up as a surfer gets when riding that most fearsome wave. Surfing artifacts, videos, and, of course, a virtual ride will be part of the fun. Internationally regarded surfer, Grant Washburn, is our advisor on the project.

I bet you know people on the Coastside who will be interested in this one!


Mitch Postel

New Book by County Museum Director Mitch Postel

I’ve known Mitch Postel, executive director of the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City since “we were kids.” Initially I met Mitch when he was the fundraiser for the museum when it was located at the College of San Mateo.

I was doing two things: researching the history of the Coastside via the museum’s extensive files and working as a part-time clerk, helping people choose books to buy, etc.

Mitch, who is very smart and a scholarly historian, quickly caught the eye of the board of directors who hired him to head up the museum, including the complex move from CSM to the organization’s gorgeous new home in the old Redwood City Courthouse–a must see architectural gem.

Mitch Postel has authored many books and papers on the history of San Mateo County–and his new one is available in the museum’s bookstore.