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

    March 20 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese (Exhibit)

    September 4, 2016 - July 30, 2017
  3. Hands-on History Days: Haunt History Park

    October 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  4. History San José Closed for Holidays

    November 24 @ 8:00 am - November 25 @ 5:30 pm
  5. Hands-on History Days: Children’s Holiday Festival

    December 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Many thanks to the Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation for their latest donation to HSJ's Soccer Legacy Collection which included these game-worn cleats from San Jose Earthquakes players: midfielder Shea Salinas, goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Shaun Francis and Jordan Stewart, and midfielder Matias Perez Garcia. #SJQuakes ... See MoreSee Less

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Hands-on History Days: Happy Birthday San Jose

November 13, 2016, 11:00am - November 13, 2016, 3:00pm

Celebrate San Jose's 239th Birthday at the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Sites! Dress up in perdiod costume and make adobe bricks, cornhusk dolls and more. Then venture over to the Victorian-era Fallon House amd take a family-friendly tour that includes birthday games in the parlor. Activity Tickets: $5 Tour Tickets: $5 *Free to HSJ Members The Peralta Adobe - Fallon House Historic Sites are located at: 175 West Saint John St, adjacent to the San Pedro Square Market.

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The Archives crawl is underway at History San Jose. Come join the fun until 3 today and learn more about our collection. 1661 Senter Road. #SCArchives ... See MoreSee Less

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