Marilyn Cahill
Director of Development and Marketing

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Heritage Circle

History San José members are part of a vibrant community of people who value the history of San José and the Santa Clara Valley. Members make a special investment in History San José to support education and outreach programs for more than 20,000 children a year, the ongoing collecting and conserving of the largest regional collection in California, and our wonderful gathering places for the entire community – at both History Park and the downtown Peralta Adobe — Fallon House Historic Site. Find out more about how membership supports History San José’s educational and community programs in our video below.

Best of all, your membership comes with these valuable benefits!

$50 Historian Membership includes:

  • Free or discounted admission to programs, events and lectures
  • HSJ monthly enews and updates
  • Two personalized membership cards
  • Invitations to free members-only exhibit receptions throughout the year
  • Admission for six to the free, members-only Fourth of July celebration at History Park
  • A 10% discount at G & A’s Gift Shop
  • Two Downtown Arts Discount Certificate — savings at a variety of San Jose restaurants!

$100 Silicon Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • Vouchers for two free ice cream cones at O’Brien’s Ice Cream Parlor
  • Four additional admissions to the free, members-only Fourth of July celebration at History Park (10 total)
  • Two additional Downtown Arts Discount Certificates (2 total)
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 participating Time Travelers Museums throughout America

$250 Cinnabar Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • A free photo session and family portrait by Master Photographer John Eric Paulson

$500 Quicksilver Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • 10% discount off the site fee for one non-exclusive use of History Park for up to 100 people (space available basis)
  • One Historian membership to give as a gift

$1,000 Gold Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to the exclusive Behind-the- Scenes Tour & Party
  • VIP privileges for free site fee at History Park or Peralta/Fallon site for up to 100 people (date and space available basis)

$1,500 Heritage Circle Members receive

  • All of the above, plus
  • Membership to History San José’s exclusive Heritage Circle, with special benefits such as invitations to social and educational events. For details, visit the Heritage Circle page.
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Full-time students & educators, seniors 65 or better, and History San José volunteers can take advantage of a $10 discount. See details on the Online Form.