Volunteer Finds Great-Uncle’s 1876 Voter Registration in HSJ’s Collection
While filing a folder of election-related material recently, our long-time Collections Volunteer Nadine Nelson let out a small gasp (those who work closely with Nadine will recognize this exclamation). “That’s my great-uncle!” Nadine had stumbled upon Sabastian Albertoli’s original Certificate of Registration, Number 14863 in the 1876 Great Register of Santa Clara County; essentially his…
Restoration Shop volunteers hard at work
Our volunteers at the Restoration Shop have been busy working on the Museum’s 1927 Model T Truck, getting it in good running order. So far they’ve rebuilt the starter, added a modern ignition switch, rewired the electrical system, and added a new one-gallon gas tank. Thank you to all the Restoration Shop volunteers for your…
Happy 25th anniversary Westward Ho!
Westward Ho!, History San José’s second most popular School Program, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this fall. During the 2013-2014 school year, Westward Ho! served 3,500 fifth grade children from schools throughout Santa Clara County, with the objective of providing students the opportunity to experience some of the activities and hardships encountered by pioneers in…
History San José honors volunteers at annual dinner
San Jose, CA – September 13, 2013 – Each year, History San José hosts a dinner at History Park to honor the dedicated volunteers who help keep HSJ running. Last week HSJ honored those volunteers. “At the dinner, the staff wait on the volunteers and try to show them how much we appreciate their help…
Twenty-thousand court cases, with more yet to come
by Jim Reed, Curator of Library & Archives After seven and a half years, with seven different people having worked between four and twenty-five hours each week, archives volunteer Joan Helms recently indexed our 20,000th court case! Back in April 2005, former archives volunteer Patsy Castro Ludwig urged me to “do something” about the extensive…
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