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March 2016
Free

Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History Exhibit

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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tattooed and tenacious exhibit

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm March 20 – December 31, 2016 Today, more women than men have tattoos. But what about the first California women to get tattooed? Who were they, and why did they get inked? Discover the fascinating and largely unknown history of the the foremothers of modern tattooing prior to WWII. Curator Amy Cohen originally created this exhibit at the Hayward Area Historical Society, exploring not only Native American women's tattoos as an important…

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May 2016

Taco Festival of Innovation

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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This feast day is filled with great eats, local shopping, and a bunch of exciting performances. Moveable Feast curates a selection of 30 of the best taco trucks from all over the Bay Area serving their best rendition of a taco. All plates are $6.00 or less with a selection of short rib tacos, nacho tacos, Vietnamese shrimp tacos, and even ice cream tacos -- just to name a few. Everyone's favorite tacos are judged by a celebrity panel! If…

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History San José Closed for Holiday

May 30
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States

All History San José sites will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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June 2016
Free

History San José Auction Preview

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Come out to History Park on Saturday, June 3 from 10:00am - 3:00pm to preview auction items. The History San José Spring Cleaning and Auction will be held the following day, June 4, where “deaccessioned” items from the History San José Collection will be available for purchase by the public. Proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the History San José Collection. Items for sale span over 100 years of San Jose history and include: furniture, hand tools, vintage advertising,…

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San Jose Giants Race

June 4 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

The fifth edition of the San Jose Giant Race 5 Mile & 5k takes place on June 4, 2016, winding its way through Kelley Park and surrounding area. Registration opens in February, 2016.

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History San José Auction and Book Sale

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Come out to History Park on Saturday, June 4 starting at 8:30am for History San José’s Spring Cleaning and Auction, where “deaccessioned” items from the History San José Collection will be available for purchase by the public. Proceeds from the sale will directly benefit the History San José Collection. Items for sale span over 100 years of San Jose history and include: furniture, hand tools, vintage advertising, art, arms memorabilia, pianos, rare books from the 19th and early 20th centuries,…

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Dia de Portugal

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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In June, Americans of Portuguese heritage join together with others throughout the world in a celebration of Portuguese culture – Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas. On the second Saturday of the month, the Portuguese Heritage Society of California hosts its Dia de Portugal Festival. Enjoy a day of entertainment, savor a variety of Portuguese foods and watch a traditional Portuguese parade – there’s enjoyment for the entire family. It all takes place at History Park San…

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Dia de San Juan

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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The Western Region Puerto Rican Council’s (WRPRC) “El Dia de San Juan” Scholarship Fund Raising event is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer festival season. Like the huge San Jose Jazz Festival, “El Dia de San Juan” festival is a major cultural event in the Silicon Valley. “El Día de San Juan” is a joyous celebration of music, dance, food, culture, language, ownership, history, hopefulness, and agency. “El Día de San Juan” is the Fourth of…

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Hands-on History: Transportation Day

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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History Park Trolley

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. History San José will be unveiling for the first time its newly acquired 1899 Osen and Hunt automobile – made here in San Jose and the first car ever built in California. George Osen and William Hunt built the car in their bicycle shop at 66 South Second…

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Valley of Heart’s Delight Fundraiser

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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VHD Save the Date 2016

History San José's annual Valley of Heart's Delight event returns Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. This year we have a brand new format with the theme Then & Now! You'll enjoy interactive theater experiences courtesy of Epic Immersive; music courtesy of the San Jose Jazz Boom Box; live glass blowing with the Bay Area Glass Institute; pop up exhibits featuring rare artifacts; and a "then & now" menu with old favorites and new creations by Catered Too!.…

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