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Volunteer Firemen
The original Museum building, shown here for it's very first Open House, was built by volunteer firemen in 1923. It was the city's first firehouse and later served as City Hall. In 1941, a new fire station was built next door and the 1923 structure vacated. It stood empty for several years and fell into decay.

In 1970, the San Carlos Lions Club developed plans to demolish the old structure and build a museum replicating the original firehouse. Members of the San Carlos Lions Club generously donated their time, labor and money to complete the Museum. The new building was dedicated July 4, 1976, during the Bi-Centennial celebration.

In 1981, when both the exterior and interior work was finished, it was gifted to the City. The City Council then appointed the San Carlos Villagers as docents for the Museum.

Open House
533 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA. 94070
Between Holly & San Carlos
Open Saturdays from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Closed in December
Weekday Tours by Appointment