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. Italian Family Festa

    August 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  3. San Jose Mini Maker Faire

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

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

    September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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