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.
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." -Martin Luther King Jr. Thank you Dr. King! #MLKDay ... See MoreSee Less
"This is not a black holiday; it is a people's holiday.” - Coretta Scott King
On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bill into law after fifteen years of lobby by King's widow, Coretta Scott King. The first official holiday was observed on the third Monday of January in 1986.
Today we honor the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate his revolutionary spirit, we are reminded of his exemplary leadership and service that paved the way for peace, love and unity in America and across the world.
Explore objects related to the life and legacy of King in our collection: s.si.edu/2iN1kEQ #APeoplesJourney #MLKDay
Today is a rough day for those who suffer from 'paraskavedekatriaphobia'...fear of Friday the 13th. Ease your nerves and discover some of the origins of this superstitious day in this article from mental_floss. #FridayThe13th ... See MoreSee Less
This #TBT checkout our latest blog post on Laurence Hollings, the main designer for San Jose's famed Frontier Village Amusement Park. Born in South Africa, Hollings settled in San Francisco with his mother when he was 14, where he started his career making theater fronts for movie premieres. Explore his work in our online collections catalog. #FrontierVillage #SanJose ... See MoreSee Less
1650 Senter Road | San Jose, CA 95112 History Park Entrance
635 Phelan Avenue Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site
175 West Saint John Street Phone: 408.287.2290 Research: 408.521.5025 Fax: 408.287.2291
Original copyright 2011+ History San José | All rights reserved