Welcome to the Sunnyvale Heritage Park MuseumLOCATION: 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
GREAT DEPRESSION ERA EXHIBIT RECEPTION – March 2nd
We had a packed house Sunday, March 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.
SPRING VICTORIAN TEAS – April 26-27 and May 4
Come join the fun!
On Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27 and Sunday, May at 2pm, the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum will be having its annual Spring Teas. If you are interested in reserving a place for this unique experience or setting up a private tea for your organization, please visit the Heritage Park Museum Gift Shop (570 East Remington, Sunnyvale) or call the museum at 408-749-0220 for reservations. Come and partake in this unique experience.
Here is the FLYER for the event.
CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION
The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum is working on a digital version of our Technology Timeline and we are holding a contest, and prizes will be awarded.
Kids and teens can participate in this interesting project by illustrating stories and questions that trigger new innovations.
Learn more details HERE.
FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING SPEAKER: MARK HYLKEMA
• Thanks to everyone who came to our February General Meeting on Monday, February 10 (at 7:30pm). Our speaker was Mark Hylkema, an expert on the earliest settlers in the Bay Area: the Ohlone Indians.
Mark Hylkema has more than 33 years experience teaching California archaeology and Native American culture. He has directed excavations throughout the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas and teaches Anthropology at Foothill College. Mark is also the third of four generations of Sunnyvale residents and knows the local pre-history and early colonial history very well.
People learned a lot from Mark and share in his varied excavation, research and teaching histories of not only Sunnyvale, but the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
Here was the FLYER for the evening.
The meeting was held on Monday February 10, 2014 in the upstairs meeting room of the Heritage Park Museum. HERE is a link to a photo of the evening..
SAVING THE BUTCHER FAMILY HOME
The 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.]
• 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
• 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.
• 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 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, 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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