Welcome to History San José

Welcome to History San José (HSJ), Silicon Valley’s largest and most comprehensive historical organization. We preserve and enrich the cultural heritage of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley through research, collections, partnerships, educational programs and events. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History Exhibit

    March 20 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
  2. History San José Closed for Holiday

    May 30
  3. History San José Auction Preview

    June 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. History San José Auction and Book Sale

    June 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Dia de Portugal

    June 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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#TBT to about 1890 and the hustle and bustle at the Los Gatos Depot's South Pacific Coast Railroad. (Gifted to History San Jose by Loree Stevens) #trains #trolleys #historysanjose ... See MoreSee Less

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Only one month until our annual Valley of Heart's Delight event! Come out for an evening of dinner, drinks, and fun! We will welcome Epic Immersive for an interactive theatrical experience; smooth sounds of San Jose Jazz Boom Box; and upbeat folk tunes by Fiddle Road! Buy your ticket today and support the 24,000 school children who come to History San Jose for educational programs! ... See MoreSee Less

Valley of Heart’s Delight

June 25, 2016, 5:00pm - June 25, 2016, 9:00pm

Don't miss out on the Party of the Year! Please join History San José for our annual Valley of Heart's Delight event on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Our theme this year is - "Then & Now: Celebrating the Past, Present, & Future of San Jose". We are excited to feature Epic Immersive, an interactive theater group who will present historic scenes from San Jose's history and the smooth sounds of the San Jose Jazz Boom Box as part of our festivities! Proceeds from the Valley of Heart’s Delight event benefit History San José’s award-winning education programs! During the school year, our 10 unique education programs provide curriculum-based field trips for grade school classes, combining hands-on activity with required history, language arts, and math standards. Each year, more than 24,000 children, teachers and chaperones from Santa Clara Valley and beyond enjoy these memorable and fun learning experiences. Year round we strive to keep the Valley’s local history alive. For more information, contact Michelle Powers at 408.521.5016 or mpowers@historysanjose.org.

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