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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 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

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

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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June 2017

Hands-on History: Transportation Day

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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History Park Trolley

Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad at History San José’s Transportation Day on Sunday, June 18 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at History Park. Dad will receive free admission to this Hands-On History event. Stay tuned for more details of one of History San José's most popular family events! Admission: HSJ Members free; $8 adults and children 2 and older

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Valley of Heart’s Delight Fundraiser

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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History San José's annual Valley of Heart's Delight event returns Saturday, June 24, 2016 from 6:00pm - 9:30pm. Proceeds from the Valley of Heart’s Delight event benefit History San José’s education programs – where history is serious fun! During the school year 14 unique programs provide curriculum-based field trips for grade school classes, combining hands-on activity with required history, language arts, and math standards. Each year, more than 20,000 children, teachers and chaperones from Santa Clara Valley and beyond enjoy…

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September 2017

San Jose Mini Maker Faire

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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San Jose Mini Maker Faire 2015

​On Sunday, September 3, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 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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17th Annual Antique Autos in History Park

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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Antique Autos in History Park

The 17th Annual Antique Autos in History Park, presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José, will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 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. The featured vehicles this year are "Trucks, the Workhorse of the 20th Century." Also located on the grounds will be the Early Day…

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October 2017

Hands-on History Days: Haunt History Park

October 29 @ 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. Admission: HSJ Members free; $8 adults and children 2 and older

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