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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

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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March 2017

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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Spring Tea teacup with daisy

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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Autism Speaks Walk

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Autism Speaks Walk logo

Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead ‘their best lives’. - Fund biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and possible cure for autism - Raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society -…

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Golden Gate Chapter Vintage Volkswagen Club of America 33rd Annual VW Spring Meet

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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VW Spring Meet

The Golden Gate Chapter of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America will be hosting their 33rd Annual Spring Meet at History San Jose at Kelley Park in San Jose on Sunday, April 23 from 8 am to 3 pm. All air-cooled VWs are welcome. All cars entering the park MUST register for the car show and MUST park in their respective class. We will again be providing pre-registration this year starting in February so visit our website at www.ggcvvwca.org to…

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March of Dimes March for Babies

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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March of Dimes March for Babies

March for Babies helps families win the fight against premature birth. Your donations help fund clinics and treatments that help more women go full term and have healthy babies. It funds research to discover the unknown causes of premature birth and find new ways to stop it. We invite you to join our cause and be part of an inspiring community of families and businesses that is coming together to fight for healthier moms and babies. We hope you will…

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May 2017
Free

Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Wayzgoose at Print Shop

The 2017 S. F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on May 6, 2017. Sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this free event celebrates letterpress printing and allied arts. 2017 marks the fourth year of the Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose at History San Jose. Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers new or old will enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors. All ages are welcome!…

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