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Thank you for joining us in this March edition of the eNews!

What's in this issue:

  • New Exhibit at History Park
  • 101 Artifacts: Celebrating Women's History
  • New Partners: Giant Creative
  • Save the Date!
  • Community Engagement
New Exhibit at History Park
Sign of the Times: Urban Sketches of Vintage Signs by Suhita Shirodkar
Urban sketcher, Suhita Shirodkar, welcomed guests on Sunday to the opening of her gallery exhibit, Sign of the Times: Urban Sketches of Vintage Signs by Suhita Shirodkar .
She released her new book of the same title cataloging the works on display.

Guests joined in a public sketchcrawl with a close-up of the buildings of History Park, followed by a well-earned stop for ice cream at O'Brien's at the Pacific Hotel.

Read the write-up of the show from Metro news and follow Suhita Shirodkar on her journey at her blog: Sketch Away
On display at the Leonard & David McKay Gallery in the Pasetta House
Every Sat-Sun 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at History Park until December 23, 2018
101 Artifacts: Celebrating Women's History
San José Women Make History
San José native, Brandi Chastain, played college soccer at Santa Clara University. 

She eventually played for several Bay Area professional soccer teams, including the CyberRays, FC Gold Pride, and the California Storm.  

From 1988 to 2004, Chastain made 192 appearances and scored 30 goals for the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT). 

Her international acclaim arrived in 1999 for removing her jersey on the field in celebration after scoring the winning goal in the Women’s World Cup final.
101 Artifacts-Brandy Chastain Jersey
Brandi Chastain USWNT Jersey
Gift of Brian Holmes
Collection of History San José
New Partners: Giant Creative
History San José welcomes new our new team members, Stephanie Barajas and Steve Bright of Giant Creative, to manage special events and all event rentals at History Park.

Bringing their talents and years of experience, the team is able to take a scaled approach to staffing, so we can facilitate large and multiple events at the park. 
Indoor banquet space in the Pacific Hotel's Renzel Room
This new partnership will increase HSJ’s rental capacity and streamline operations for those interested in using our park facilities for an event.
To inquire about renting a space for your next celebration, conference, or wedding at History Park, reach out to Stephanie and Steve at their office in the Pacific Hotel at History Park!

  • Steve: HSJEvents@historysanjose.org, 408.918.1048
  • Stephanie: AssistEvents@historysanjose.org, 408.918.1045
Save the Date!
Author and educator Dr. Francisco Jiménez emigrated from Mexico and worked alongside his parents in the fields of California.

He returns to History Park to discuss the incredible story of his life.

Saturday, March 31, 2:00 p.m.
Empire Firehouse at History Park
Dr. Francisco Jiménez is Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures at Santa Clara University.
Don't forget: HSJ Members receive a discounted price on ticketed events!
Sign at the radio tower at Mount Umunhum
Tickets include an open viewing of the Fallon House and pop-up exhibit of military artifacts from the Almaden Air Force Station.
Basim Jaber presents a visual history of the fascinating, Cold War Era, radar station at Mount Umunhum and discusses its operation between 1958 and 1980.
Reserve your seat today to learn about the future of the radar tower atop Mount Umunhum!
Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.

Fallon House Historic Site, Lower Level
175 West St John Street
San José, CA 95110 
In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte
On display at the Arbuckle Gallery in the Pacific Hotel
Now through June 3, 2018, Tues-Sun 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
What's next:

  • April 22 - Volkswagen Car Show

  • June 16 - Valley of Heart's Delight annual fundraising event
Community Engagement
Teri Nguyen joined HSJ with the vision of increasing partnerships in the community through digital and traditional marketing methods.

Previous projects include drone photography and 3D mapping of the world's largest construction site, as well as leading grassroots campaigns at:

  • Cinequest International Film Festival
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • TheatreWorks
  • FanimeCon
Teri is also a member of this year's Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute program, facilitated by the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza.
Direct your questions regarding community engagement to Teri at:
tnguyen@historysanjose.org and 408.521.5034
We would love to hear from you!