By Dan Lieberman, @LiebermanTweets

San Mateo County Black History: Getting a jump start on Black History Month, the San Mateo County History Museum opens their “Noah’s Ark: San Mateo’s Historic Restaurant” exhibit Tuesday, January 23. The exhibit focuses on Noah Williams, a railroad chef turned restaurateur that got Bay Area foodies to line up around the block before that was even a thing. As always, the Museum is a short walk from the Redwood City Caltrain Station, making it easy to learn about this fascinating piece of local history.

The Making of Mapping: I’d bet everyone reading this has looked at a map in the last week, most of us on a device that fits in our pockets. But how many of us know where they come from (and you can’t just say Google)?  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers a deeper dive as a part of its free Public Knowledge series, with Shannon Mattern and David Rumsey talking about how cities are laid out. If you can read a map, you’ll have no trouble making the walk from the San Francisco Caltrain Station to SFMOMA.

GUM Outreach: Get Us Moving San Mateo County holds its first town hall this Thursday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room of the San Mateo Public Library. This is part of a larger outreach effort throughout the county to better understand the transportation priorities of San Mateo County residents. Come on out to the library (close to the San Mateo Caltrain Station as well as the SamTrans ECR and 250) and make your voice heard.

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