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Welcome to the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

LOCATION:   570 East Remington Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA 94087    PHONE:   (408) 749-0220
MAILING ADDRESS:  PO Box 2187,  Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0187
MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP HOURS:     Sundays/Tuesdays/Thursdays 12pm to 4pm
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Please check our MUSEUM CALENDAR frequently to find out about upcoming events.            Or click the FACEBOOK link below to Like us on Facebook.


LATEST NEWS:

OCTOBER MEETING SPEAKER: GARY NOY – October 13th, 7:30pm

Gary Noy - October General MeetingOur October General Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 13th at 7:30pm.   Our speaker will be Author Gary Noy, a history professor at Sierra Community College, who is the author of “Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues.” Gary is also the author of many newspaper columns and magazine articles on Sierra Nevada history and culture.

Gary will present a lecture on Sierra Nevada history, with a special focus on how it relates to the Santa Clara Valley. His book “Sierra Stories” will also be available for sale and signing after the presentation.

Please plan on attending and bringing a friend. Admission and refreshments are FREE! Popcorn will be provided as always by Bert Oey and Frank Quinn of Sereno Group Realty.

Here is the FLYER for the evening.


Museum Fall Garage Sale—Saturday, October 18th Antique Telephones

Our Autumn Garage Sale is rapidly approaching.  The sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th, from 8am-2pm at 795 South Wolfe Road.

If you have items to donate to the museum or are looking to do some early holiday shopping, then this yard sale is for you. Our volunteers will once again sell treasures to help raise money for the month-to-month operations of the museum.  Please contact the museum for more information (408-749-0220).


Low Tech to High Tech Exhibit—now through mid-October

Antique TelephonesOur new “Low Tech to High Tech” Exhibit is officially open to the public. The new exhibit highlights the changes of technology from the abacus to modern day marvels. The exhibit spans the range of multiple technologies:  calculators to cameras, and mimeographs to printers.

This exhibit is open to public through mid-October during normal museum hours [Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday from noon to 4pm]. You are encouraged and welcome to stop by the Sunnyvale Historical Museum to see this interesting collection.

Thanks to everyone who came to our special Low Tech to High Tech Reception on Sunday, September 7th.  

Firebot's Robot and CrowdIt was a fun afternoon with an expanded exhibit, refreshments, and special visitors during the afternoon event.

The Fremont High School Robotics Team, the Firebots, demonstrated their robot Companion Cube.

Thanks also to the Santa Clara Digital Game Museum which created a special exhibit, highlighting Sunnyvale video games.


Antique Sale and Appraisal Faire—August 24th

Thanks to everyone who came to our Antique Sale and Appraisal Faire on Sunday, August 24th.  

We had professional appraisers from Michaan’s Auction House to appraise visitors relics and family heirlooms.   We held an Antique Sale as we liquidated some of the treasures from our inventory, and visitors bought numerous collectables to display in their home.. 

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We had special demonstrations from volunteers from the Lace Museum.  And the Drop In Blue Grass Band provided the musical entertainment for the afternoon.

Thanks to all of the volunteers that worked so hard to make the event a success!


CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATION CONTEST and IBOOK on SALE

Artshow Entry Setup

In early 2014, the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum held a contest for interpreting our Technology Timeline for a digital version. Kids and teens participated in this project by illustrating stories and questions that trigger new innovations.  We showcased all of the artwork at a special reception in June.

The full edition of the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum’s Technology Timeline iBook will be released in 2015, when the upcoming contests in Avionics, Software, Electronics, and Microwave are completed. The full price of the complete iBook will be $19.99. This first and preview edition iBook is on SALE for $9.99. Purchase this preview edition, and you will AUTOMATICALLY be updated and receive the final full version for FREE!  Go HERE for more information.


Silicon Valley Gives  Tuesday, May 6th

Silicon Valley GivesThanks to everyone who contributed to the SVGives Event, the first-ever 24-hour online fundraising event aimed at inspiring and uniting our local community to support philanthropic causes in the Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Benito counties.  

Hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, SVGives helped raise money for local nonprofits through a single online giving platform.   

Thanks to everyone who contributed.  Click the link below (or the image above) if you still want to donate.

GREAT DEPRESSION ERA EXHIBIT RECEPTION – March 2nd

Great Depression Phonograph     Thanks for attending!  

We had a packed house SundayMarch 2nd for our special reception for our new exhibit:  Memories of the Great Depression.

There was live music by the Stargeezers, 1930s themed refreshments, and an expanded exhibit for the day.

Here was the FLYER for the event.  The museum web page on the new exhibit can be found HERE.

SAVING THE BUTCHER FAMILY HOME

Butcher TractorThe Sunnyvale Historcial Society is working with the City of Sunnyvale to look at alternatives for saving the Butcher Family ranch home. The home was built in 1912 and is a remarkable example of a high-end ranch home of the early 1900s. The photo link to the left gives more information on the site and preferred location on the Heritage Park site.  [Click the photo for more information.]

WELCOME HOME

Piano Back Home

• Here is a photograph of our 163 year old Martin Murphy, Jr. Piano being returned from a complete cleaning, restoration, and tuning on April 2, 2013.
• It looks and plays GREAT! Come by the museum in order to see this wonderfully restored artifact.

 

SUNNYVALE AUTHOR’S DAY

Authors Day Mosaic (Author Day Flyer) 

• Thanks to everyone that came to the Sunnyvale Authors’ Day at the Heritage Park Museum last year. It was a great event with a steady stream of book lovers who got to talk at length with the authors.

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS: 
• Representatives from the Sunnyvale Public Library were on-hand to interview some of the authors during Authors Day. This helped capture some of the interesting backgrounds of the authors and their books. These videos can now be found at the Sunnyvale Library YouTube Channel. 

Centennial LogoCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Update

• WOW! What a Celebration! Martin Murphy was surely smiling down on us the weekend of August 25th and 26th, 2012. Not only was the weather absolutely perfect, but the two days from beginning to end were truly a celebration of a lifetime. Sunnyvale has probably not seen anything so grand since 1881 when Martin and Mary Murphy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary held at their Bay View home. Between 4,000 and 5,000 people attended their celebration and for our Centennial Celebration we calculated more than 6,000 people attended over the course of the two-day weekend. Everyone had a grand time.

• The festivities began with a rousing parade, the likes of which has not been seen since the city-wide parade to Celebrate 2000. There were marching bands, antique cars, costumes, but most exciting of all unbridled enthusiasm and joy for our city… For more information. (Special Centennial Celebration Newsletter)
Sunnyvale ArcadiaSunnyvale, the latest book in the Arcadia “Images of America” series, has been released. It encompasses all of Sunnyvales’ rich history, with never before seen vintage photographs and outstanding text written by Sunnyvale natives Ben Koning and Anneke Metz.
Books are available at the museum gift shop.

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2 thoughts on “Home

  1. Sharon Bell

    The area sounds beautiful and right here in Sunnyvale. I was wondering if the park grounds were open for pedistrian visits before and after museum business hours. Is there a walking path around the perimeter of the park? -Sharon

    === REPLY =========================================================================
    Yes…. the park area in front of the museum is open from dawn to dusk. Also, there is a sidewalk looping the entire heritage park apricot tree orchard. We hope to see you here at the museum!

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