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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. History Park Closed for Private Event

    July 23
  3. Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show

    July 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Christmas in July Fundraiser

    July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. Summer Sizzle 2-Day Music Festival !!

    August 6 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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On this summery #FashionFriday, check out a few of these Victorian and Edwardian era lawn dresses from the HSJ Collection. #dresses #victorianfashion #vintagedress ... See MoreSee Less

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Come out to History Park this Sunday, July 24 from 10:00am - 4:00pm for the Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show - California's Premier Bicycle Show! See hundreds 'show bicycles' and enjoy fabulous food trucks, entertainment, BMX exhibitions and more! #historyparksj #shinysideupbikeshow #shinysideup2016 #sanjose ... See MoreSee Less

Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show Weekend

July 23, 2016, 2:00pm - July 24, 2016, 3:00pm

Shiny Side Up "Weekend" starts on Saturday with a Bike Ride through the streets of San Jose with stops at local watering holes, then Sunday you can come out to California's Premier Bicycle Show.... this show has been going on for 8 years and keeps growing. This show is open to all bicycles, you don't need a "show bike" to be a part of this event... all bicycles are welcome. This year we will be adding some new attractions/events at the show as well as new vendors and food trucks.... Email us if your looking to be a Vendor/Sponsor of the event. shinysideupbikeshow@yahoo.com

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