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Firehouse Video
Check out our new video about 
HSJ's partnership with the San Jose Fire Museum to create a new interactive exhibit in the Empire Fire House!

Tickets for San Jose Mini Maker Faire  

for Sunday, 

September 6, 2015. Come on out for a day of fun, learning, and exploring!



Print of the Month!
Summer is just about over and it's time to head back to school! This month's print is a photo of the San Jose State campus, c. 1947.

CLICK HERE to check out this image and hundreds more available for purchase from our online Zenfolio site

Each photograph you buy supports the History San Jos� Research Library & Archives.
HSJ Blog
Check out the History San Jose Blog post with highlights from the HSJ booth at the Silicon Valley Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (S.T.E.A.M.) Festival.

Dear Friends,


The countdown has begun! One month from today History San Jos� will host the 1st Annual San Jose Mini Maker Faire at History Park on Sunday, September 6th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. This will be the first official Mini Maker Faire in the South Bay! 


What is a Maker Faire? For the uninitiated - Maker Faire is the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth" that showcases makers, artists, inventors, tinkerers, builders, and many more innovative and creative individuals.The global Maker Faire network, created by MAKE

magazine, now encompasses Faires in over 120 cities around the world. History San Jos� is proud to partner with the Maker Faire Network to provide a platform for creative and innovative local Makers to share their work with public!


The San Jose Mini Maker Faire will highlight more than 70 talented artists and Makers right here in our community and provide an assortment of hands-on activities for kids of all ages! We received hundreds of applications from local Makers and our Committee is in the process of finalizing the participants.


Be sure to check out the San Jose Mini Maker Faire website, where we will soon have blog posts featuring participating Makers. History San Jose Members, you can get tickets at a discounted price! 


We hope you will join us for this fantastic event and discover the amazing artists and Makers living in our own backyard. 


Until next time, 


Alida J. Bray

President & CEO

Save the Date: Manny's Cellar Returns!

Friday, September 18 
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Fallon House Historic Site

Take a step back in time and relive a night at the infamous Manny's Cellar! Enjoy hearty Italian food, drinks, and some toasts and roasts to the characters and patrons of Manny's Cellar's past!

Tickets are very limited!

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today!
Collections Corner

History San Jose Video Archive

Want to take a look back through history? History San Jos� ipleased to announce the latest round of new audiovisual content available online thanks to our partnership with the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)Videos include archived KTVN news reports, an educational film about historic Langendorf Bakeries, and much more! Step back in time and explore the archives here

Upcoming Events
Spirit of '45 Weekend
History Park

1940s Dance Party: 
A Benefit for Spirit of '45 Day
Friday August 7
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
HSJ members free; children 2 and under free; Active Service People and Veterans are Free; all others $10 

Dance under the lights of History Park to the sounds of The Swing Solution big band! Free swing dance lesson on a large dance floor and local food.

Living History & Parade 
Saturday, August 8
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
HSJ members free; children 2 and under free; Active Service People and Veterans are Free; all others $5

Celebrate the end of World War II 
with a parade! Enjoy antique
vehicles, a 1940s fashion show, get your hair done in vintage style, and
check out the WWII tent city. Lots of activities for kids too! Presented by History San Jos� and the Digital Clubhouse Network.

African American Heritage House Sweet Tea Party Fundraiser 
Zanker House at History Park
Sunday, August 30
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the African American Heritage House for their 5th annual Sweet Tea fundraiser at Zanker House in History Park. Enjoy some tasty tea and help support the growth of the African American Heritage House! Click here to get your tickets today! 

Member & VIP Exhibit Preview & Reception
Arbuckle Gallery, Pacific Hotel at History Park
Thursday, September 3
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Exclusive for HSJ Members! Be the first to see our brand new exhibit, The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley. The exhibit features items from the Perham Collection of Early Electronics including surveillance
equipment, radios, televisions, and electronic components. Come out and discover the remarkable men and women who set the foundation for the Valley's technological revolution!

1st Annual San Jose Mini Maker Faire
History Park 
Sunday, September 6
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come on out to History Park and help us celebrate the local makers, inventors, tinkerers, artists, builders, crafters, and creative individuals in our community at the first ever San Jose Mini Maker Faire! HSJ Members receive a discounted ticket price, get yours here!

Antique Autos
History Park
Sunday, September 13
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
HSJ members free; kids 2 and under free; $5 all others

Enjoy the 15th Annual Antique Autos
in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San JosCome see the over 200 antique autos of all makes and models from the late 1800s to 1945.

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