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September 2016
Free

Painting the Town: The Work of Rey Giese (Exhibit)

September 4, 2016 - July 30, 2017
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 highlights acclaimed local sign painter Rey Giese. Born in San Jose, Giese created his own sign painting business from the ground up starting in 1935. Over the course of his career he hand-painted more than 20,000 signs in the Bay Area. Among his clients were local businesses, public organizations and political campaigns. His career spanned more than 75 years and this large collection of his work represents some of San Jose's long…

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November 2016
Free

This IS San Jose Juried Photography Exhibition

November 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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This IS San Jose Exhibit

This IS San Jose is an exhibition of 50 photographs by San Jose residents from throughout the city's 10 council districts. It will be on display in the San Jose City Hall Rotunda from October 27, 2016 through March 2017, during City Hall opening hours. (Photo credit: Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group) Presented by History San José, This IS San Jose is the culmination of a city-wide juried photography exhibition. Photographers of all skill levels were invited to submit images…

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February 2017

History Park Closed Today

February 22

History Park will be closed on Wednesday, February 22, due to inclement weather. Please note History Park is NOT in danger of flooding, but San Jose Police Department have requested that nonessential people clear the area and streets to make way for emergency personnel.

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Lecture & Book Signing — California’s Lamson Murder Mystery: The Depression Era Case that Divided Santa Clara County

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thomas Fallon House, Lower Level, 175 W. Saint John Street
San Jose, CA 95110 United States
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lamson murder mystery by tom zaniello

Lecture and book signing with author Tom Zaniello On Memorial Day 1933, Stanford executive David Lamson found his wife, Allene, dead in their Palo Alto home. The only suspect, he became the face of California's most sensational murder trial of the century. After a judge sentenced him to hang at San Quentin, a team of Stanford colleagues stepped in to form the Lamson Defense Committee. The group included poets Yvor Winters and Janet Lewis, as well as the Sherlock Holmes…

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History Park Closing at 4pm Today

February 25

History Park will be closing at 4pm Saturday February 25th and Sunday February 26th.

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History Park Closing at 4pm Today

February 26

History Park will be closing at 4pm Saturday February 25th and Sunday February 26th.

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March 2017
Free

2017 Lunar New Year of the Rooster

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chinese American Historical Museum, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Lion Dance

Join the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project to celebrate 2017 Lunar New Year of the Rooster at the Chinese American Historical Museum Replica 1888 Ng Shing Gung Temple at History Park! Performances and Activities: Lion Dance Cultural Dances Chinese Instrumental Music Martial Arts Demonstration Children’s Hands-on Cultural Activities Story Telling Join Loong the Dragon’s Parade For more information, contact chcp.info@gmail.com

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Fashion to Die For: A Shopper’s Dilemma — VIP & Members Exhibit Opening Reception

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Tightening a corset stereograph

HSJ Members and special guests are invited to the opening of our newest exhibit at the Leonard & David McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, History Park Featuring selections from History San José’s extensive textile collection, this exhibit explores the fashion industry, and its unintended consequences and victims, with a particular focus on San Jose. The rise of commercial shopping is documented, from the 19th century woolen mills, to downtown department stores, and the burgeoning shopping centers on the outskirts…

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April 2017
Free

The 23rd Annual Spring Garden Market

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Master Gardeners Spring Sale

You don't want to miss the Master Gardeners' annual Spring Garden Market! This is their premier plant sale, sustainable gardening showcase and vendor fair (complete with food trucks).

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History San Jose Spring Tea

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Renzel Room at the Pacific Hotel, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, 95112
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Thaw out from the winter at our Spring Tea. Enjoy a traditional tea and sweets, featuring exclusive blends from Satori Tea. Seatings at 11:00am & 2:00pm For tickets contact Juanita Lara at jlara@historysanjose.org or 408.918.1045.

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