Blogs: Local History

  • A Lowrider Thank you!Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture Exhibition

    From December through March, people flocked to the library to visit our first ever Lowrider Exhibit, “Story and King: San José’s Lowrider Culture”! Now that the exhibit has come to a close, it’s time to thank all those who’ve made it a success! It all began with a customer request for lowrider research materials; without his inquiry, the exhibit would never have happened! Thank you!
    Posted by: Estella Inda on Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00 PM | Comments: 2
  • Looking Back: Today’s Special: Menus of Day's PastImage: menu for the Oriental Cafe restaurant that was located on E. San Fernando Street. Photo by Ralph M. Pearce

    Old menus are so cool! Have you ever found an old menu stashed away in a drawer or a glove compartment? I’ve been collecting local menus for some years now, and I really enjoy the graphics, the selections, and of course the prices. It's even better if it's a restaurant that you have some connection to.The oldest menu I have is from the Ken Ying Low Chinese restaurant.
    Posted by: Ralph Pearce on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 12:46 PM | Comments: 0
  • The Genealogy Sojourner: Military Heirlooms Book Cover For Bill Mauldin : A Life Up Front

    Forgotten Recognition
    Posted by: John Muller on Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 12:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • The Genealogy Sojourner: Public Fame Private PainBook Cover For I Fatty

    Unlikely Connection One was an inspiring teacher, preservationist, and celebrated chronicler of Silicon Valley's storied past. The other was larger than life both on and off the screen, whose path from scandal ridden movie star to redemption was cut short by an untimely death. Who were these men and what could they possibly have in common? Ultimately they were family, half brothers, who influenced San Jose's illustrious past. Their names were William Clyde Arbuckle and Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle.
    Posted by: John Muller on Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM | Comments: 0
  • #PixinParks Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear RanchSeven Magnificent Adventures 2019

    The Park 2019 Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Pix in Parks Challenge photo op ©Brandy Maldonado Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch park is located east of Gilroy. This park has over 6,500 acres for recreational use! This park includes picnic areas, campsites; hiking trails and a 449 acre lake for fishing or boating!
    Posted by: Brandy Maldonado on Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:00 AM | Comments: 0