Valley of Heart’s Delight Annual Fundraiser

Stop the Presses as We Honor Sal Pizarro with a Road Trip to the 1920s

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at History Park

Kindly register for this event as soon as possible! Tickets and Sponsorship Information

This year’s 2021 Valley of Heart’s Delight honoree will be our very own Sal Pizarro! His “Around Town” column in the Mercury News has been revealing the hidden treasure stories of San Jose for years.

Please join us on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:30-9:30 pm at History Park as we honor Sal and his long career celebrating San Jose’s history.

Sal Pizarro at History Park’s Print Shop, 2021 (Photo credit Lisa Schader)

History Park will be transformed into a Roaring Twenties Garden Party for the evening. Guests will enjoy live jazz by Hella Fitzgerald, fabulous food by Hunger at Home, and theatrical entertainment by Epic Immersive, as well as 1920s automobiles provided by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club.

This major fundraiser allows History San Jose to offer free and low-cost programming for our many school programs that serve more than 10,000 students each year, and our cultural events for the over 100,000 visitors who engage in our hands-on experiences and activities.

We hope you share History San Jose’s vision of preserving and celebrating our local history and will help us in honoring Sal by purchasing tickets or becoming an event sponsor for our 2021 Valley of Heart’s Delight fundraiser.

Your contribution will help us maintain History San Jose’s position as one of the leading cultural institutions in Northern California.

Event Details


Be casual and comfortable! This event is held outdoors in History Park.


5:30 PM – Reception

6:30 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Program

8:30 PM – Fund-A-Need


Please park in Phelan Avenue lot. A shuttle is provided.

Thank you to our Sponsors & Partners

Broadsheet Sponsors

Robert Bettencourt

Linda L. Lester
Lester Square ~ Los Gatos

Tabloid Sponsors

Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez

Bulldog Edition Sponsor

Christine & John Davis

Lina Broydo / STAR PR, Public Relations and Marketing


Jon & Paula Ball

SDS NexGen Partners & Mulcahy Family

Boy Scouts of America Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council

Debbie Gong-Guy