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. San Jose Mini Maker Faire

    September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  3. History San José Closed for Holiday

    September 5
  4. Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese VIP and Member Reception

    September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Antique Autos in History Park

    September 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Check out this selection of 1920s vintage purses from the the HSJ Collection. #FashionFriday #VintageFashion #HistorySanJose ... See MoreSee Less

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#TBT to the Alameda in San Jose 1887. At the time, Samuel A. Bishop began building an electric streetcar line to travel on The Alameda between San Jose and Santa Clara. Due to concerns about the safety of overhead electric wires, the Fisher System which used a center rail for power was installed. #sanjose #historysanjose #thealameda ... See MoreSee Less

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