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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
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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December 2016

Hands-on History Days: Children’s Holiday Festival

December 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Join us for the annual Children's Holiday Festival! Celebrate the holidays strolling through History Park, listening to the sounds of carolers, and engaging in kid-friendly activities. Santa will be on-hand for photo opportunities! Cost: $8 per person. Children 2 and under are free. All day activities: Create snow globes, plaster painted ornaments, clothespin dolls, and apple centerpieces StoryWalk around History Park featuring author Jeryl Abelmann's Mom's Choice Award Winner S is for Safari: An Alphabetical Adventure with Quickly the Magic…

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Heritage Holiday Champagne Tea

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Renzel Room at the Pacific Hotel, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, 95112
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holiday tea desserts

Enjoy a traditional tea with scones, finger sandwiches and sweets, featuring exclusive blends by Satori Tea, champagne by Guglielmo Winery, and served by the players of Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company. Later, tour historic houses decorated for the holidays! Seatings at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Tickets: Please contact Juanita Lara (jlara@historysanjose.org) or call 408.918.1045 to purchase tickets

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