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2019 May Edition
Home Grown in the Valley
San Jose Bicycle Day 1923
San Jose Bicycle Day 1923
It was San Jose Bicycle Day, May 5, 1923.

Over 500 participants, ages 7 to 78 years old, paraded through downtown before ending at a large community barbecue and 1500 awaiting spectators.  

The Mercury News reported that the run was held for the purpose of "stimulating interest in the healthy sport of bicycling and fostering its development under competent supervision."

We are proud to celebrate the partnership of Silicon Valley Bikes! partnership with this year's Viva CalleSJ event.
Silicon Valley Bikes! history exhibit at Viva CalleSJ
May 19 - SUNDAY 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Walk & Bike activities along Market St / Story Rd
  • SV Bikes! Festival hub @ Emma Prusch Farm Park
Ride your own bicycle in Viva CalleSJ this Sunday, May 19, and visit History San Jose's booth at Emma Prusch farm. 
Flicks and Grooves at History Park
flicksandgrooves setup lawn
Last week, members and guests brought picnics, blankets, and kids, as they attended the first event in the Flicks and Grooves series with the screening of Wes Anderson's quirky comedy, Moonrise Kingdom (2012).

Tono Coffee Project brought their pop-up shop, with coffee and hot chocolate, to the delight of many visiting O'Brien's Ice Cream Parlor & Candy Shop for refreshments.

For each event you can ride the trolley, try some ice cream, and be sure to visit open buildings to learn more about the history of the Santa Clara Valley. Don't miss the next one!
FRIDAY 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Neo-Soul songstress Kiva Uhuru dazzles us with her music on the SJZ Boombox Stage.

General Admission: $5
Free for HSJ Members !
When: Visit this series on 2nd and Last Fridays May - October

Sign up for membership and then get your tickets!
History Park Partner Calendar
Did you know that History Park is home to 15 partner organizations in addition to History San José? These partnerships expand programming for the community as we preserve and enrich the cultural history of the Valley.
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.

  • June 17 - 21
  • July 8 - 12
  • July 29 - August 2

Bay Area Glass Institute:
2019 Youth Glass Camp
Children Ages 8-16 can enjoy summer youth classes in all of their studios; Fusing Arts, Jewelry, Flameworking, and Glassblowing.

  • Class series is through all of July

Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) welcomes visiting artist, Claire Kelly

The artist will offer classes, demonstrations, and an exhibition of her work.

My work examines the connections we have with animals and their larger relationship to our world and environment. The result is a series of fantastic microcosms that bring a consciousness to their decorative status. 
-Claire Kelly

  • June 12-16: 5 Day Class
  • June 14: Demonstration & Exhibition

Learn more and reserve classes at the Bay Area Glass Institute.
Ongoing Exhibits
A Collector's Passion:
100 Years of Paintings Inspired by the McKay Collection
Buffalo Crossing McKay Collection
Buffalo Crossing (1914), painting by Astley David Middleton Cooper (1856-1924)
Leonard & David McKay Gallery
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Weekends
Through December 15, 2019

Breaking the Mold:
San José's Oldest Foundry
Photographs by Philip Krayna
Breaking the Mold - Philip Krayna
Pouring metal from the crucible to molds
Arbuckle Gallery at History Park
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
Through July 21

Outdoor Fun for All - Save the Date!
History Park
635 Phelan Ave, San José, 95112
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends
Summer Hours beginning June 17: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Leonard & David McKay Gallery at the 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
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
For rental information, contact events@historysanjose.org or 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.