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January 2016
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The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley Exhibit

January 1 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm Everyone is familiar with the local garage stories of Wozniak and Jobs, Hewlett and Packard, and the big semiconductor pioneers — Noyce, Fairchild and Shockley — that gave today’s Silicon Valley its name. It is the earlier electronics pioneers of the Bay Area, however, who produced some of the most revolutionary communication devices, laying the foundation for what is today’s high-tech corridor. The individuals responsible for the early growth of communications technology in…

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February 2016

History San José Closed for Holiday

February 15
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States

All History San Jose sites will be closed in observance of President's Day.

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Scout-O-Rama Kick-Off

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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The biggest show of Scouting all year is Scout-O-Rama on May 7 at History Park in Kelley Park in San Jose and Salinas. Scouts can participate with a booth at the event and in adventure card sales in the two months leading up to the big day. Adventure cards sell for $10, units keep $3 for each card sold and Scouts can earn some cool sales incentive prizes. The card has discounts and deals at many local shops, stores, restaurants,…

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The African American Heritage House’s Black History Month Celebration

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Empire Firehouse,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Celebrate Black History Month with the African American Heritage House in History Park's Empire Firehouse and enjoy some fantastic spoken word and poetry slam performances.

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March 2016
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The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project’s Lunar New Year Celebration

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Dancers from the Orchard Asian Cultural Dance Troupe perform a Lion Dance at History Park San Jose during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)Help us ring in the Lunar Year of the Monkey with the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project's (CHCP) Lunar New Year Celebration. Join in this lively celebration with traditional lion dancing, exciting cultural performances, hands-on children's activities, and a parade around the park plaza!

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Tattooed & Tenacious HSJ Members & VIP Opening Reception

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Olive Oatman, c. 1857. The tattoo on Oatman's chin was given to her by a Mohave tribe with whom she lived for several years.Be the first to see our new exhibit Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California's History before it opens to the public. Enjoy a tour of the exhibit with curator Amy Cohen and discover this hidden corner of California history. Today, more women than men have tattoos. But what about the first California women to get tattooed?…

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

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 4:30 pm
McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Mannequin completed by six female tattoo artists in the Bay AreaToday, 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 rite of passage, but…

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History San José Closed for Holiday

March 27
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States

All History San José sites will be closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

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April 2016

History San Jose Spring Tea

April 2 @ 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 1st Annual Spring Tea. Enjoy a traditional tea and sweets, featuring exclusive blends from Satori Tea. Seatings at 11:00am & 2:00pm $50 per person/$45 for HSJ Members For tickets contact Juanita Lara at jlara@historysanjose.org or 408.918.1045.

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Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park,
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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The 2016 Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on April 9, 2016. Sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this free event celebrates letterpress printing and allied arts. The 2016 Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose follows in the path of our successful 2014 and 2015 events, and continues the tradition of the Marin Small Press Fair and, later, the San Francisco Book Arts and Printers’ Fair. Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists,…

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