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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. Celebrating 25 Years of CAHM at History Park

    October 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Large-Scale Immersive Experience: Matthew Briar and the Age of Resurrection

    October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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The submission deadline for the This IS San Jose photo exhibition has been extend to SEPT 30! Help us capture and share what makes San Jose. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to submit and select photos will be on display in San Jose City Hall from Oct -April 2017. For more info visit: www.thisissanjose.com ... See MoreSee Less

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#TBT to 1895 on Mt. Hamilton, where the dome for the Lick Observatory is under construction. #LickObservatory ... See MoreSee Less

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