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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. Christmas in July Fundraiser

    July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  3. Summer Sizzle 2-Day Music Festival !!

    August 6 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  4. Spirit of ’45 Dance

    August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Spirit of ’45 Day

    August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star match kicks of today here in San Jose at Avaya Stadium! San Jose last hosted the All-Star match at Spartan Stadium on July 28, 2001. This year's MLS team, coached by the San Jose Earthquakes Coach Dom Kinnear, faces off against Arsenal of the English Premier League. The MLS All-Stars include two Quakes (both Bay Area natives!) goalkeeper David Bingham and forward Chris Wondolowski.

Best of Luck to our MLS All-Stars! Check out a few items here from History San Jose's San Jose Soccer Legacy Collection. #MLSAllStar #AvayaStadium #SanJose
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Yesterday, we had the grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the newest addition to History Park, G & A's Gift Shop! Check out some photos from the opening here. Big thanks to Linda Loew for her generous support to help make this new gift shop possible! Special thanks as well to Bonnie Bamburg, Nancy Bracewell, and William Ambrunn for their support. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday, we had the grand opening and ribbon-cutting for the newest addition to History Park, G & A's Gift Shop! Check out some photos from the opening here. Big thanks to Linda Loew for her generous support to help make this new gift shop possible! Special thanks as well to Bonnie Bamburg, Nancy Bracewell, and William Ambrunn for their support.

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