History San Jose partners with The Tabard Theatre Company for Swift Justice

Missing persons report & photograph of Brooke Hart dated Nov. 14, 1933; badge and handcuffs of Sheriff William J. Emig, who led the investigation into Brooke's disappearance will be on display at the Jan. 9 panel. From the Harry Farrell Collection at HSJ.

Missing persons report & photograph of Brooke Hart dated Nov. 14, 1933; badge and handcuffs of Sheriff William J. Emig, who led the investigation into Brooke’s disappearance will be on display at the Jan. 9 panel. From the Harry Farrell Collection at HSJ.

History San José is The Tabard Theatre Company’s non-profit partner for the world premiere of Swift Justice. HSJ will receive a portion of the proceeds from the bar throughout the run of the show-so please buy a ticket and drink up! Premiering January 15, 2016 for only 10 performances, get your tickets now and support two great non-profit organizations! But before you experience the play, you won’t want to miss a powerhouse panel discussion surrounding the legalities and ethics of the event, January 9th at 7:00pm.

Swift Justice is a story of murder, vengeance and hope. Based on the true-crime book by Harry Farrell, this world premiere play by Tom McEnery focuses on the 1933 kidnap and murder of San Jose native Brooke Hart, heir to the Hart family fortune, and the subsequent mob rule lynching of suspected murderers in St. James’ Park.

HSJ Members receive a discount for the opening weekend shows. Tickets are limited, call 408.679.2330.

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Bay Area Glass Institute coming to History Park!

Bay Area Glass Institute logoThe Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) is relocating to History Park. Nearly a half a million dollars are being actively raised and invested in the North Warehouse behind the Pacific Hotel. The old warehouse is being transformed into a fabulous, new, publicly-accessible gallery and glass-working facility. Scheduled to be open seven days a week, the new space will support both artists and students, teaching and learning fusing, glassblowing and torch-working.

This is an exciting addition to History Park, providing a daily opportunity to watch artists at work, and expanding educational opportunities through collaborative programming.

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