Dear Friends of History San José,

Sorry you haven’t heard from us in a while! We have spent the last few months adapting to the new "normal." I am happy to report that since History Park is an outdoor museum, the grounds are open again Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for walking you or your dog, biking, jogging or just having a picnic.

Then we thought "hey" we can tell the history of our historic buildings from the outside. That’s when we came up with the idea, Historic Walking Tours of the Park, on Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 am. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit

I look forward to the day when I can welcome you back to History Park and the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House to enjoy the many multicultural festivals and events that are the hallmark of History San José.

Be well and be safe,

Bill Schroh, Jr.
President & CEO
History San José
Virtual Field Trips!
History San José remains committed to engaged and active learning even in the midst of COVID-19. For this reason, we are excited to launch a new virtual field trips program. These virtual field trips are adaptations of our most popular programs—Adobe Days, History Detectives, and Westward Ho! They weave together live instruction with museum educators, multimedia displays of primary source materials, and interactive activities, immersing students in local history while meeting state and core curriculum standards. Educators can now register online, securing high-quality programs that are low-cost and do not require bus reservations!
Christmas in the Park - A Drive Thru Holiday!

We are excited to share is that Christmas in the Park and History San Jose have teamed up this year to create Christmas in the Park – A Drive Thru Holiday! at History Park. The event will take place from November 27 to January 3, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets go on sale September 15.
Visit Christmas in the Park's website for more information.
Upcoming Events
Sat, September 26, 2020 | 1:00 PM
José Manuel Gonzalez: Apache Alcalde/Mayor of San Jose
Online Event
$7 General | Free for Members

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Professor Arturo Villareal will correct the historical record of San José’s founding story. Villareal will explore how the often overlooked José Manuel Gonzalez, an Apache, came to be a part of the De Anza Expedition, the first resident of the Peralta Adobe, and the second mayor of the city. Don't miss this unique analysis of our local history.
Thu, October 1, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, & Obscure
Online Event
$7 General | Free for Members

Whether you are a life-long San Jose resident, a new transplant, or first-time visitor, come listen to local writer Cassie Kifer as she chronicles fascinating stories that define San Jose’s history and shaped this one-of-a-kind city. Together, we’ll learn about some of the weirdest and most wonderful places in Northern California’s biggest and most misunderstood city.
Tickets & Information Coming Soon!
Thu, October 29, 2020 | 6:00 PM | $7 General & Free for Members
Mine: El Despojo de María Zacarías Bernal de Berreyesa
Thu, November 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM | $7 General & Free for Members
Under the Almond Trees
Sat, December 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM | $30 for Everyone
Heritage Holiday Tea
In the Community
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