Roll Out the New Year!
50th Anniversary Radio Jubilee parade on South First Street, c. 1955-1960 (2004-17-2053)
Greetings from History San José, and a Happy New Year to all.

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  • Events Coming Up
  • News from Our Partners
  • (new) 101 Artifacts
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Events Coming Up
In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte
Talk & Book Signing with Photojournalist David Bacon
 Come meet photojournalist and activist David Bacon as he talks about issues facing migrant farm workers and his 30 years as an activist.

He will be signing copies of the exhibition catalog, which will also be available to buy.
Sunday, January 14, 2:00 p.m.

Empire Firehouse
(inside History Park)
635 Phelan Avenue 
San Jose,  CA  95112
The exhibit is on display at the Arbuckle Gallery
through June 8, 2018, Tues-Sun 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Talk by Dr. Francisco Jiménez
Books by Dr. Francisco Jiménez
Saturday, February 3, 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Francisco Jiménez joins us to discuss the incredible story of his life.
This event is sold out!
Murder Mystery Talk at the Historic Fallon House
Tobin Gilman book cover
On the morning of May 27, 1896, the peaceful township of Campbell, California, awoke to shocking news that six people had been brutally murdered. The most heinous crime in county history at the time triggered a massive, nation-wide manhunt that led to a decades-long and ultimately fruitless pursuit of justice.
Come hear author Tobin Gilman talk about his new book.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.

Fallon House Historic Site
(across from San Pedro Square Market)
175 West St John Street
San Jose, CA 95110 
News from Our Partners
Happy 40th Birthday to the Poetry Center!
Poets@Play, a casual writing group, will be exploring Erasure Poetry at the Markham House in History Park.

Next meeting:
January 14, 1-4 p.m.

Visit them on Facebook to see more events.
From Our Collections
The year we are embarking on a project to photograph 101 of the Museum’s most significant artifacts, with the ultimate goal of creating both a virtual and a physical exhibition to share with the community.

A huge thanks to Dave Monley, professional photographer and husband of HSJ’s Board Chair Elizabeth Monley.
101 Artifacts
1899 Osen & Hunt Automobile

Dave has accepted the challenge of photographing everything from the Apple 1 computer to vehicles like the one pictured here.

To do so, he packed up most of his photography equipment: lamps, reflecting screens, backdrops, etc… and set up a temporary studio space in our Collection Center. 

Left: Dave capturing the turn-of-the-century automobile in his temporary studio
Click the images below to see their descriptions, and follow our progress as we feature more from 101 Artifacts !
George H. Osen and William F. Hunt, c. 1900-1910 (2004-17-420)
The garage of the Olsen & Hunt Manufacturing Company, c. 1905-1915 (2004-17-1746)