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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. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Fall Fiesta in The Park

    October 1 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  5. Celebrating 25 Years of CAHM at History Park

    October 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Last week, our curators helped share some of the Valley's technological history with Google employees in a pop-up exhibit at Google's headquarters. The exhibit features a selection of objects from History San José's past exhibit: The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley.

Check out some photo from the installation. Objects on display, include: Philo Farnsworth's early work that led to the electronic television, Lee De Forest's famous Audion tube, and a collection of ham radios. The exhibit is just for Google employees this time, but in case you missed it, an online version of the The Wireless Age exhibit is available here: bit.ly/2ducH6m.
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CAHM 25th Anniversary Celebration

October 2, 2016, 11:00am - October 2, 2016, 4:00pm

Help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Chinese American Historical Museum coming to History Park on Sunday, October 2 from 11:00a - 4:00p. Enjoy live Chinese cultural stage entertainment, KidsZone crafts & activities, authors' presentations, a parade and more! Free Admision. Paid Parking Available at City Lot at Phelan Ave.

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