- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
I took the coolest walk this morning. Thanks to a new library resource made possible by a grant from the California State Library, I joined some friends and took a self-guided tour of historic downtown San José. By connecting to www.scanjose.org on a Smartphone I was able to view historic photographs from the library's California Room collection as I visited those same spots today. I took A Walk Around the Plaza which started at the San Jose Museum of Art (formerly both a post office and library) and stopped at San Jose's Chinatown, the site of a suspicious fire, the location of California's original state capitol and historic St. Joseph's Cathedral among other places. At each stop my phone revealed how that very spot appeared to visitors a hundred years or so ago! Scan Jose offers two more self guided tours as well. I can't wait to visit Old Santa Clara Street or experience Tragedies and Calamities from our city's past. I hope you'll join me.