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Blogs: Local History

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

Looking Back: Remembering Craig Coleman—Artist, Drag Queen, and Friend

Remembering the amazing life of my friend Craig Coleman.

Ralph Pearce
12/23/2019 - 9:00 AM

Walk Around Town: Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park as a San Jose holiday tradition.

Monique Mcclellan
12/07/2019 - 5:55 PM

Adventures Outside: Vasona Lake County Park

The Vasona Lake County Park offers year-round fun for the whole family. Be sure to check this park off of your adventure list by taking a look at what it has to offer.

Brandy Maldonado
12/03/2019 - 8:00 AM