HSJ E-News
March / 17 / 2017

                                                                                                                      Photo by   Dave Monley Photography
HSJ Member & VIP Exhibit Reception 
Sunday, March 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Explore the fashion industry's past, and its unintended consequences and victims, featuring selections from History San José's extensive textile collection. The exhibit opens Sunday, March 19, 2017, Noon - 4:30pm at the Leonard & David McKay Gallery in the Pasetta House at History Park, and will be open Saturdays and Sundays until December 31, 2017.

HSJ Members, join us this Sunday, March 19 for the opening reception. RSVP today by calling 408.521.5034 or emailing jevins@historysanjose.org. 

Special thanks to our exhibit sponsors: Bonnie and Marvin Bamburg, Elizabeth and David Monley and Kathleen Watson! 
In This Issue
Save the Date for the Valley of Heart's Delight: 
June 24, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at History Park!  

History San José's annual Valley of Heart's Delight event returns!  This year will be celebrating the Greatest Generation and the legacy of the men and women who served from the Valley. 

Step back in time with our friends from Spirit of '45, who will be on hand to help transport us to the end of World War II with costumes, tents, equipment and vehicles transforming History Park. Dance to the big band sounds of the Sons of Jubal and enjoy delectable dining experience from Catered Too!

For tickets, sponsorships and more information, visit: hsjvalleyofheartsdelight.org or call 408.521.5016
Coyote Creek Flood - Help Our Neighbors Recover!

A few weeks ago  extensive  flooding took place along Coyote Creek, inundating our neighboring residents and businesses.Our hearts go out to those who have been devastated by this floodingFor those wishing to help, we ask that you donate to Silicon Valley Community Foundation, or the Rotary Club of San Jose 2017 Flood Relief Fund.

 Collections Corner

The San Jose Mercury News Collection at History San José
The Mercury News is one of California's oldest continuously published daily newspaper, as well as Santa Clara County's oldest operating commercial business. Over the years, many Mercury News journalists have donated their personal and professional papers to 
History San José , and the museum received a collection of papers and artifacts during their move from 750 Ritter Park Drive. Checkout our Google Cultural Institute exhibit that explores this San Jose institution. Learn more  

Illustrating Our Past...Posters in the HSJ Collection
As part of a year-long, National Endowment for the Humanities grant-funded project to preserve and catalog our oversized archival material, we recently processed some memorable posters documenting San Jose and Santa Clara Valley's social history. Explore more

M useum Mystery - What is That?!

Can you guess what this object is or what it was used for? Email your responses to
jevins@historysanjose.org, and one lucky person with the correct response will win a special prize courtesy of History San José! We'll post the answer in next month's newsletter.

Last Month's Object
Did you figure out what last month's artifact was? 
If you guessed hair ornament, you are correct! This hair ornament was decorated with Chinese characters, a flower and a bird. Made out of celluloid to mimic tortoise shell, it has its own hazards. Celluloid can become unstable and spontaneously combust. Talk about a bad hair day! See this artifact and more in our newest exhibit - Fashion to Die For: A Shopper's Dilemma.
23rd Annual Spring Garden Market
Presented by the UC Master Gardeners  of 
Santa Clara County
Saturday, April 8 at History Park
9:00am - 2:00pm
Free Admission!

You don't want to miss the Master Gardeners' annual 
Spring Garden Market! This is their premier  plant sale,
sustainable gardening showcase and vendor fair.  
For more info visit:  mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu

History San José Spring Tea
Saturday, April 15 with Seatings at 11:00am & 2:00pm
Renzel Room in the Pacific Hotel at History Park

Enjoy a traditional tea with finger sandwiches and sweets at History Park, fe aturing exclusive  blends by  Satori Tea and served by the players of Silicon Valley Shakespeare. Afterwards, take a curator led tour of HSJ's Fashion to Die For: A Shopper's Dilemma

Tickets: $40 HSJ Members, $45 Non Members
$50 After March 17. Contact Juanita Lara for reservations:  408.918.1045 or  jlara@historysanjose.org