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San Jose Mini Maker Faire 2016
Attention Artists, Techies, Craftspeople, and Makers

Call for Makers 
is now OPEN! 
The deadline to apply is July 22.

Print of the Month
This month's print features kids beating the summer heat at the Ryland Pool, c.1955

Click here to check out this image and hundreds more available for purchase from our online 

Each photograph you buy supports the History San Josť Research Library.

Dear Friends,

Summer is here and event season is getting into full swing at History Park! This month celebrate Father's Day with Dad at History San Jose's
Transportation Day on Sunday, June 19! Held in partnership with the
California Trolley & Railroad Corporation, Transportation Day gives visitors a chance to see how people have been getting from A to B throughout history. Take a ride on our historic Horse Trolley pulled by Clydesdales, or test your endurance aboard a railroad handcar. We will unveil for the first time to the public our newly acquired 1899 Osen-Hunt automobile, the only car ever made in San Jose and the last remaining of its kind. 

Later this month we will hold our annual Valley of Heart's Delight Event on Saturday, June 25. This year we have a new format and new theme that promises to make this event our best yet! All proceeds benefit the education programs at History San Jos
ť. Look below for more details and a link to purchase your tickets today. We hope to see you there!   

Until next time, 
Alida J. Bray
President & CEO
Don't Miss the Party of the Year! 
Get your Tickets for the Valley of Heart's Delight Today!
Saturday, June 25 
5:00pm - 9:00pm at History Park

Come out to History Park for a night of delicious food created by Catered Too! and exciting entertainment from Epic ImmersiveSan Jose JazzBay Area Glass Institute, Fiddle Road, and the San Jose Printers Guild

Most importantly, this fundraising event supports our educational programs and community events throughout the year! 
Show your support for the students of San Jose and buy your ticket today! 
Become a Member and Celebrate 
the 4th of July at History Park!

Only a few weeks until the 4th of July! Sign up for Membership to History San Josť and enjoy our Members-Only 4th of July Celebration! We supply the Park, you supply the fun and food! Use the Park's large BBQ and picnic tables and enjoy a private view of the fireworks courtesy of the San Jose Giants. Click here to sign up or renew your membership today!

Collections Corner

Catch It Before its Gone:The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley -- CLOSING JULY 31, 2016

Everyone is familiar with the local garage stories of Wozniak and Jobs, Hewlett and Packard, and the big semiconductor pioneers that gave today's Silicon Valley its name. It is the earlier electronics pioneers of the Bay Area, however, who produced some of the most revolutionary communication devices, laying the foundation for what is today's high-tech corridor. Discover some of the entrepreneurs who existed in a time when inventing was still an individual and passionate pursuit! 

The Wireless Age: Electronics Entrepreneurs Before Silicon Valley is open Tuesday - Sunday from 11:00am - 4:30pm in the Arbuckle Gallery of the Pacific Hotel at History Park.

History San Josť Coming Down the Aisle

Don't miss the 
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' upcoming exhibit, 
Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, which features historic wedding dresses from History San Josť's textile collection and several vintage wedding photos from our archives. The exhibit explores the evolution of the wedding dress, ethnic similarities and differences, and tackles new questions raised by the legalization of same-sex marriage. 

Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow will be on display from July 8, 2016 - October 2, 2016 at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. 

Current HSJ Members with Membership Cards are invited to the exhibit's opening reception, Sunday July 10, 2016 from 3:00 - 5:00pm, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles'. For more info, visit:

Museum Mysteries - What is that?!
Can you guess what this object is or what it was used for? Email your responses to [email protected], and one lucky person with the correct response will win a special prize courtesy of History San Josť!  We'll post the answer in next month's newsletter.

 Last Month's Object

Last month's Mystery Objects had some of our curators stumped. We asked if any of our readers might know what these objects are. Many people thought they were medical cupping glasses. Bonnie Bamburg wrote in saying she thought they were covers for plants to be shown at an exhibition. Our curators think they may be antique Hen Waterers. Thank you to everyone that submitted their guesses, they have been passed along to some of our curators to help properly identify this mystery object.
Upcoming Events

Dia de Portugal
Saturday, June 11
10:00am - 5:00pm
History Park
Free Admission

Join the Portuguese Heritage Society of California and celebrate Portuguese culture with a day of entertainment, savory foods, and a traditional Portuguese parade. For more info, visit:

 Dia de San Juan 
Saturday, June 18
10:00am - 7:00pm
History Park
Admission: Advance Tickets $15; 
At the Door $25

Come out to the Western Region Puerto Rican Council's "El Dia de San Juan" festival for some good music, good food and good people! For more info and tickets, visit: 

Hands-On History: Transportation Day
Sunday June 19
11:00am - 3:00pm
History Park
Admission: $5 for Adults & Kids ages 3+,
Free for HSJ Members
Free Admission for Dad!   

Celebrate Father's Day with Dad at History San Josť's Transportation Day. Dad will receive free admission to this Hands-On History event. Step back in time and experience first-hand how people got from point A to point B throughout history. Take a ride on an historic Horse Trolley pulled by two beautiful Clydesdales, test your endurance aboard a railroad handcar, and much more!

HSJ Members-Only 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4
5:00pm - 10:00pm
History Park
HSJ Members Only

We supply the park, you supply the fun and food! Enjoy fireworks courtesy of the San Jose Giants. Invitation Only for current History San Josť Members! Click here to become a member or renew your membership today!

Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show
Sunday, July 24
10:00am - 5:00pm
History Park
Admission: $5 for spectators, 
$5 per Bike Show Entry

Shiny Side Up is one of the largest running Bicycle Shows in the country! Besides the hundreds of custom bicycles to look at, see bicycle related vendors, food trucks, stunt shows, live DJ and more! For more information, click here. 

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