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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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September 2016

San Jose Mini Maker Faire

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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​On Sunday, September 4, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, some of the coolest inventions, innovators, exhibits, creators, tinkerers, robots, hobbyists, crafters, artists and young Makers in Santa Clara Valley will gather at History Park for the second San José Mini Maker Faire! What is a Maker Faire? Part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE magazine, Maker Faires are called “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth”. These family­ friendly events showcase invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and…

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History San José Closed for Holiday

September 5
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States

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

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Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese VIP and Member Reception

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Ray Giese apprentice sign

Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese will open Sunday, September 4 in conjunction with the San Jose Mini Maker Faire in the Arbuckle Gallery of the Pacific Hotel at History Park. History San José is excited to announce our next exhibit highlighting acclaimed local sign painter Ray Giese. Born in San Jose, Giese created his own sign painting business from the ground up starting in 1935. Over the course of his storied career he hand-painted more than 20,000…

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Antique Autos in History Park

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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The 16th Annual Antique Autos in History Park, presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José, will take place on Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park with stock antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes from 1900 to 1945. Early Lincolns will be featured this year, as well as our recently acquired 1899 Osen & Hunt Automobile - the first car built in…

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San Jose Poetry Festival

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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San Jose Poetry Festival

2016: breaking borders Sunday, September 18, 2016, 9am to 6pm History Park San José featuring: Alejandro Murguía, San Francisco Poet Laureate Arlene Biala, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Sally Ashton, former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate plus many more local and regional poets, along with: Workshops • Small Press Fair • Spoken Word • Veterans Write Words & Music • World Poetry • Youth Presentations The theme of the 2016 San José Poetry Festival is Breaking Borders, which celebrates not…

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Free

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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All History San Jose volunteers are invited for a special evening of dinner and appreciation.

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October 2016
Free

Celebrating 25 Years of CAHM at History Park

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Chinese American Historical Museum at the Ng Shing Gung, History Park, San Jose, CA

Help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Chinese American Historical Museum coming to History Park on Sunday, October 2 from 1:00p - 4:00p. Enjoy live Chinese cultural stage entertainment, KidsZone crafts & activities, authors' presentations, a parade and more!

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Hands-on History Days: Haunt History Park

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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This scare-free annual event has become a tradition, with trick-or-treating, family-friendly events, and arts and crafts activities. Trick-or-treating stations will be set up at the historic homes in History Park and are sponsored by the History San José Education Department, History San José docents and History San José’s affiliates.

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November 2016

History San José Closed for Holidays

November 24 @ 8:00 am - November 25 @ 5:30 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States

All History San José sites will be closed for Thanksgiving on the 24th and 25th of November. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 26th.

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