Helping Celebrate the Holidays with the San Jose Nutcracker!

This year, History San José partnered with the New Ballet School on their production of the San Jose Nutcracker. Our Curators assisted in providing historical and cultural information to transport this winter classic to the Valley of Heart’s Delight.

Images from HSJ’s collection were featured in the set design, and costumes for the first act were inspired by period dolls from HSJ’s collection. Our Curators put together a lovely pop-up exhibit in the Hammer Theatre featuring dolls and toys from History San José’s Collection.

I Want Candy! New Pop-up Exhibit at the Pacific Hotel

This holiday season come explore sweets and treats from San Jose’s past in a pop-up exhibit in the Pacific Hotel lobby at History Park.

The exhibit features vintage candy advertisements, candy packaging, tools of the trade and much more. Discover some of the candy manufacturers that called San Jose home and some fun candy facts.

The Candy pop-up exhibit is on display daily from 11:00am – 5:00pm through January in the Pacific Hotel Lobby at History Park.

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