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2019 July Edition
Family, Friends, Fireworks!
Looking for a sweet retreat to watch the fireworks with your family and friends?

History Park is the perfect relaxed setting to enjoy an old-fashioned 4th of July evening! 

Stake out your picnic spot on the lawn, ride the trolley, get an ice cream, and bring your own fixings to barbecue. After dark you’ll have a great view of the fireworks from the San Jose Giants and no crowds to contend with!  
History San José Members-Only 4th of July Event
Thursday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hosted by History San José
The New Sign is Here!
History Park has a new permanent sign thanks to our 2018 Valley of Heart’s Delight event guests who participated in the Fund-a-Need! 

Thank you to Carla Bohnett and Dave Monley for their photography, to Decca Design for the design, and to Garden City Construction for installation.
Make. Build. Share.
San José Mini Maker Faire
September 8
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
History Park
We are taking applicants for this year's San José Mini Maker Faire! Follow the button to sign up!

$10 Kids admission (ages 6+)
$15 General admission
Ongoing Exhibits
Breaking the Mold:
San José's Oldest Foundry
Photographs by Philip Krayna
final month of exhibition
Arbuckle Gallery at History Park
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
Through July 21

Philip Krayna
Pouring into aluminum into mold
Photographic print, 2018
A Collector's Passion:
100 Years of Paintings Inspired by the McKay Collection
Leonard & David McKay Gallery at History Park
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Weekends
Through December 15, 2019

Francis Harvey Cutting
Saratoga Hills Cemetary
Oil on canvas, 1946

News from Our Cultural Partners
Shiny Side Up Bicycle Show
July 21
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
History Park
Come, enjoy this family friendly event!

The 12th annual show is open to all bicycles: original, vintage, BMX, customs, rat bikes, electric bikes, motorized bikes, freak bikes--you name it!

Visit and don't miss the Ford trucks, vendors, and contests!
Free: HSJ members and kids
$5 General admission (ages 5+)

Learn more about Shiny Side Up
2019 Spirit 45
Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!
Celebrate the end of WWII as it was in 1945, with a swing dance party and festival!

August 9 - 1940s Dance Party Fundraiser
Friday 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
$20 ($15 advance)

August 10 - Spirit of '45 Festival
Saturday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free: HSJ members, veterans, kids
$5 General admission (ages 6+)

Schmahl Science Workshops:
Lab Research Science Camp 2019
Middle School and High School
Students Grades 6-10 engage in curiosity, imagination and creativity! They will experience a fun, hands-on approach as they work with our experienced mentors, talented scientists and engineers.

  • July 8 - 12
  • July 29 - August 2

Bay Area Glass Institute:
2019 Youth Glass Camp
Children Ages 8-16 can enjoy summer youth classes through all of July in the BAGI studios.

Choose from Fusing Arts, Jewelry, Flameworking, and Glassblowing. Sessions vary by age group:

  • July 8 - 12
  • July 15 - 19
  • July 22 - 26

History Park Events - Save the Date!
History Park
635 Phelan Ave, San José, 95112
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Pasetta House, G&A's Gift Shop, and O'Brien's Ice Cream Parlor
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Weekends only
Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
For rental information, contact events@historysanjose.org and  408-918-1048 
Support History San José
 Individuals and businesses support History San José’s mission by becoming Members, giving the gift of Membership, making a tribute gift, contributing to our Annual Fund or supporting a special project.