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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. Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese (Exhibit)

    September 4, 2016 - July 30, 2017
  2. This IS San Jose Juried Photography Exhibition

    November 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
  3. History Park Closed Today

    February 22
  4. History Park Closing at 4pm Today

    February 25
  5. History Park Closing at 4pm Today

    February 26

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We're proud to participate in #DayofFacts today with museums and educational organizations around the world!

Did you know the city of San Jose was founded by Spanish settlers in 1777 and was the first civil settlement established in Alta California under Spanish dominion? Before Spanish arrival the Ohlone people called the Valley home.

Explore the primary sources that shape our understanding of this seminal period in California history for yourself: bit.ly/2kSgpWm
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