Call for Makers OPEN for 2016 San Jose Mini Maker Faire!

Attention Makers! Our “Call for Makers” for the 2016 San Jose Mini Maker Faire is now OPEN!

We are looking for crafters, artisans, artists, builders, performers, thinkers and innovators who have a broad diversity of creative skills for this year’s San Jose Mini Maker Faire.

The San Jose Mini Maker Faire will be held at History Park on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 11:00am – 6:00pm.

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Remember Summers Gone By at Our Latest Pop-Up Exhibit at History Park

Summer is just around the corner and our curators have created a new pop-up exhibit with objects and ephemera from HSJ’s collection.

As leisure time increased during the post-World War II boom, so did the number of South Bay residents seeking to beat the summer heat on the beaches of Santa Cruz. Check it out for yourself in the Pacific Hotel Lobby at History Park.

Summers Gone By exhibit at History Park

Tattooed & Tenacious in the News

Our latest exhibit Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History, is in the news again. KQED recently put together a short video highlighting one of the show’s featured local artists, Sarah Grossman. Thanks so much to Kelly Whalen and KQED Arts for putting this fabulous video together.

Check out the exhibit for yourself! Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History is open Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00am – 4:30pm at the Leonard & David McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House in History Park.

History San José Welcomes Our Newest Citizens

Last month, History San José hosted a naturalization ceremony administered by City of San Jose and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Peralta Adobe — Fallon House Historic Site, where 35 people representing 15 countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens.

San Jose’s City Manager, Norberto Duenas, an immigrant himself who came to the U.S. from Cuba, gave a moving address following the swearing in ceremony. We were honored to be a part of this special moment and proudly welcome our newest citizens! Check out more photos from the ceremony.

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