Welcome to History San José

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. The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley Exhibit

    January 1 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History Exhibit

    March 20 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
  3. History Park Closed for Private Event

    May 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Scout-o-Rama

    May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Spring Cleaning and Auction – RESCHEDULED for JUNE 4th

    May 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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#TBT to about 1875 at the corner of 1st & Santa Clara Street, with a horse-drawn carriage passing in front of The Commercial and Savings Bank of San Jose #historysanjose #sanjose #doyouknowtheway ... See MoreSee Less

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Hands-on History Days: Transportation Day

June 19, 2016, 11:00am - June 19, 2016, 3:00pm

Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad at History San José’s Transportation Day on Sunday, June 19 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at History Park. Dad will receive free admission to this Hands-On History event. Step back in time and experience first-hand how people got from point A to point B throughout history. Take a ride on an historic Horse Trolley pulled by two beautiful Clydesdales between 11:00 and 3:00pm. Then test your endurance aboard a railroad handcar. Create and take-home pool noodle ponies and a unique craft using real horse shoes; go on a family “StoryWalk” highlighting trains and covered wagons (be sure to dress up in pioneer duds and snap a selfie on the museum’s replica covered wagon) Admission: Dad, HSJ Members, and kids ages two and under – FREE. All others $5.00 Parking Available at the City Lot on Phelan Ave for $6.

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Check out this awesome video from Kelly Whalen & KQED Arts featuring Sarah Grossman, one of the tattoo artists highlighted in our latest exhibit, Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California's History. #historysanjose #TattooedAndTenacious ... See MoreSee Less

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