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Blogs: Local History

#PixinParks Los Gatos Creek

The Los Gatos Creek county park challenge is a 4.1 mile paved walk prominent with local wildlife such as turtles, egrets, ducks, geese, heron, and belted kingfishers.

Brandy Maldonado
09/19/2020 - 7:00 AM

Looking Back: The Treasure Chest and Other Little Buildings

This month we explore interesting little buildings around town.

Ralph Pearce
08/26/2020 - 9:00 AM

Looking Back: Riding High on an 1880's High Wheel Bicycle

A California Room clerk's experience restoring and riding bikes from the 1880s.

Ralph Pearce
07/29/2020 - 4:00 PM

Celebrating Preservation Month with the Archives

The California Room would like to explain why preservation is important, about a free service we provide and provide preservation tips.

Estella Inda
05/01/2020 - 10:00 AM

Looking Back: San Jose's Public Library

We will be celebrating 140 years of service on Friday, May 1, 2020!

Ralph Pearce
04/30/2020 - 2:30 PM

Exploring Museums, Digitally!

Want to visit popular museums without actually having to go to them? Check out these virtual tours.

Brandy Maldonado
03/27/2020 - 7:00 AM

#PixinParks Chitactac-Adams

The Chitactac Adams county park challenge located in Gilroy is a 1/4 mile loop featuring the history of Ohlone Native Americans and Uvas creek.

Brandy Maldonado
03/03/2020 - 7:00 AM

Looking Back: The First Black Player in Japanese Baseball

A Negro League Ballplayer Joins a Japanese Team in 1936

Ralph Pearce
02/26/2020 - 9:00 AM

Celebrating Black History Month in the Archives

Learn more about a San José family that made a remarkable impact on our local history.

Estella Inda
02/20/2020 - 10:00 AM

#PixinParks 2020

#PixinParks is back for the 4th year in a row! Explore local hiking spots with the #PixinParks challenge made available by the Santa Clara County Parks department.

Brandy Maldonado
02/07/2020 - 3:30 PM

Looking Back: Los Gatos's Oak Meadow Park and Wildcat Railroad

This month we visit Oak Meadow Park in Los Gatos, California

Ralph Pearce
01/29/2020 - 9:00 AM

Adventures Outside: Edenvale Garden Park

Looking for a local park to bring the family or are you interested in learning more about the Frontier Village amusement park? Check out the Edenvale Garden Park in San Jose!

Brandy Maldonado
01/07/2020 - 7:00 AM