Blogs: Local History

  • Bear Advice - The Buzz On Pollinators!Sam Ursus the California Room bear with a butterfly on her nose.

    The Buzz On Pollinators The clawsome bear pair Al & Sam are fluttering with excitement for the new California Room exhibit: Pollinators - Keeping Company with Flowers.
    Posted by: Marisol Roman on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 3:00 PM | Comments: 0
  • Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowerssquash bee polinating a squash flower

    Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is coming to the San Jose Public Library Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers, an exhibit that portrays the relationship between insects and the flowers they pollinate, will be on the 5th floor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library from July 18 through September 16, 2017.
    Posted by: Erin Herzog on Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 7:24 AM | Comments: 2
  • Looking Back: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 27 Years AgoImage: The day's event get going with a rousing performance by the San Jose Taiko Group.

    In the month of May we observe Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This year, the San Jose Public Library has held celebrations at Village Square and Seven Trees Branch libraries. The purpose of this observance is to honor the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to our nation’s culture and progress.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:22 PM | Comments: 0
  • Looking Back: Fuzzy Shimada, a Local Bowling LegendImage: Fuzzy demonstrates his winning form in this shot from 1965. Photo courtesy of the United States Bowling Congress.

    Last month we explored the phenomenon of the once popular bowling alley disappearing from the San Jose landscape. This month we recognize local bowling legend Rokuro “Fuzzy” Shimada. Fuzzy was the sixth son of a Japanese immigrant, and came from a large sports-loving family. Born in Vacaville on October 26,1921, Fuzzy was given the name Rokuro, with “roku” being Japanese for the number six. In the fall of 1936, the Shimada’s moved to Santa Clara.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM | Comments: 0
  • Santa Clara County's Civil Defense System: Don't Be Alarmed

    Have you ever seen one of these peculiar-looking towers in Santa Clara County? Some of you might know what these are, but others might have no idea what they're looking at. If you'd like to find out more - read on!
    Posted by: Charlie S. Buttar on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00 AM | Comments: 0