HSJ E-News
November / 3 / 2017
In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte

David Bacon at In the Fields of the North exhibit opening.
History San Jos é's latest exhibit is now open! In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte features  photos from activist and photojournalist, David Bacon, as he follows migrant farm workers during the fruit and harvest season from the Mexican border to Washington state.  Bacon's evocative photographs, alongside moving oral narratives from migrant farm workers, give viewers a glimpse into the lives of people who preform some of the most demanding physical labor to help put food on our tables. 

Big thanks to all of our Members, friends, and David Bacon for joining us to celebrate the exhibit opening. Special thanks as well to Exhibit Envoy and our exhibit sponsors Robert J. Bettencourt and Councilmember Donald Rocha!  

Join us for a discussion with David Bacon on the exhibit and his work later this winter on January 14 in History Park's Empire Firehouse (details & tickets below). 

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte is open Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00am - 4:30pm, from 
October 26, 2017 to June 3, 2018 in the Arbuckle Gallery in the Pacific Hotel at History Park.

In This Issue
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Talk & Booksigning with Photojournalist & Activist David Bacon - 
Sunday, January 14, 2:00p  at History Park's Empire Firehouse

Join us for a talk and book signing with photojournalist and activist David Bacon, who will be on hand discussing his book and accompanying exhibit, In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte. Get tickets here!
Celebrate San Jose's 240th year at Happy Birthday San José !
Saturday November 18, 11:00a - 4:00p  at the Peralta-Fallon Historic Site

After being postponed due to poor air quality from recent fires, Happy Birthday San José is back on! Celebrate our City's 240th birthday at its oldest home - the Peralta Adobe! Explore the Adobe, have a slice of birthday cake, see the Los Lupeños de San José dancers, and participate in a variety of hands-on activities. Then venture across the street to the Victorian-era Fallon House and take a family-friendly tour that includes birthday games in the parlor. Special thanks to our event sponsors: San Pedro Square Market, Councilmember Donald Rocha, and Mayor Sam Liccardo!
Admission: Activity Tickets $5, Tour Tickets $5. FREE for HSJ Members!
Collection Corner

Agnews Time Capsule
Our Curator of Collections, Ken Middlebrook, was on hand for the unveiling of a time capsule from 1959 at the former Agnews Developmental Center. See what they uncovered in this story and video from from ABC 7 News.

HSJ's Detroit Electric Goes For A Ride
HSJ's 1916 model 60 Detroit Electric vehicle made an appearance at the Electric Auto Association's 50th anniversary rally at De Anza College. Learn more about the Detroit Electric.
Photograph by Dave Monley
Thanks to Our Veterans!
November 11 is Veterans Day and we wanted to share a special piece from the HSJ Collection to mark the occasion. This bomber jacket belonged to Captain Samuel L. Washington, one of the Tuskegee Airmen - an all African American pursuit squadron out of Tuskegee, Alabama. Based in Italy during WWII, Washington and his fellow airmen provided air support for numerous bomber missions over Germany. Retiring from military service as a Lieutenant, Washington eventually settled in San Jose with his wife Mary. Our sincere thanks go out to Lieutenant Washington and to all our veterans for their service!

Bay Area Hmong New Year Festival
Saturday, Novem ber 4, 9:00am - 5:00pm
History Park
Free Admission!
Happy New Year! Or as the Hmong say, Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab! Hosted by Councilmember Tam Nguyen, this celebration highlights the Hmong community, promoting Hmong history and culture, and features: performances, children's activities, food, and much more throughout the day!

Talk by Dr. Francisco Jiménez
Sunday, November 12, 2:00pm
History Park - Empire Firehouse
Tickets: $5 HSJ Members / $8 General Public
Tickets for the Nov. 12  event Dr. Jim énez have sold out, but he will return to HSJ February 3! Author and educator Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Mexico and worked alongside his parents in the fields of California. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures at Santa Clara University. His books have been published in
five languages and his four-book series has been included in the American Library Association Booklist's 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. Join us to hear the incredible story of Dr. Jiménez's life. Click here for tickets to the Feb 3 event!

Peralta Adobe Open House
Wednesday, November 29, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site 
Free Admission
Step back in time on your lunch hour and explore one of San Jose's oldest homes - the Peralta Adobe - on the 240th anniversary of the City's founding! Pop in and see what life was like for early settlers of San Jose.

Children's Heritage Holiday Festival
Saturday, December 2, 11:00am - 4:00p
History Park
Tickets: $8 Adults & Kids Ages 3+
FREE to HSJ Members
Get in the yuletide spirit at the Children's Heritage Holiday Festival! Celebrate the holidays strolling through History Park, listening to the sound of carolers, ride the trolley, and visit Santa - who will be on hand for photo opportunities! 

Heritage Holiday Tea
Saturday, December 9
Seatings at 11:00am & 2:00p
History Park
Tickets: $45 / $40 HSJ Members
Enjoy a traditional tea with scones, finger sandwiches and sweets, featuring exclusive blends by Satori Tea, champagne by Guglielmo Winery, and served by the players of Silicon Valley Shakespeare. For tickets call 408.918.1041

Talk & Book Signing with David Bacon
Sunday, January 14, 2:00p
History Park - Empire Firehouse
Tickets: $8 General Public / $5 HSJ Members 
Join us for a talk and book signing with photojournalist and activist David Bacon, who will be on hand discussing his book and accompanying exhibit,  In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte.