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Woodside Community Museum: Days of Grandeur

Town of Woodside California Official Website


The Jackling House in Woodside is first on a recent list of historic homes in America that have recently been demolished or are scheduled for demolition. The house was torn down in February of 2011 by owner Steve Jobs.

In order to keep the memory of the home alive, the Woodside Community Museum is sponsoring a new exhibit about the estate. Entitled “DAYS OF GRANDEUR: The Jacklings and their Woodside Estate”, the exhibit features artifacts that were salvaged from the home, in addition to photos and research from the Woodside History Collection.

The exhibit tells the story of Daniel Jackling, who was orphaned at the age of two and rose to become one of the most important and influential figures in early 20th century America. Daniel Jackling’s successes in the field of copper and mining allowed him a grand lifestyle of private rail cars, yachts and world travel. Many of these topics are richly covered in the exhibit.

Ultimately Mr. Jackling’s attention would be focused on the creation and realization of his estate and Woodside lifestyle, beginning with the purchase of the property in 1922. After completing and then expanding on the original design, Daniel Jackling, with his wife Virginia, resided in Woodside until his death in 1956. The estate and the man are legendary and are forever a part of Woodside’s colorful past.

The Woodside History Museum is open to the public on the 1st Saturday (1:00-4:00 p.m.)  November through March, and the 1st & 3rd Saturday (1:00-4:00 p.m.) April through October. Admission is free.

Note:  the Museum will be closed on September 5th (Labor Day weekend).


Repeats every week .
Sat, Jun 30th 1:00pm - 4:00pm


2961 Woodside Road