Past Events

Here is an archive of some of our past special events at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum.  Regular events, such as the Antique Faires and Victorian Teas are listed on their own pages.

Sunnyvale Uniform

Sunnyvale Uniform

2018 Events highlighted schools, canneries and hats!







2017 Events included this special Orchardists Recognition event, dedicating new panels in our Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit (OHPIE) .

2016 Events included General Meeting programs as well as the usual special exhibits, garage sales and antique faire.

Mama and Papa Bear on the museum porch
2015 Events included this visit from the Black Bear Diner mascots!

2014 Events included a reception for our special exhibit on the Great Depression.

July 14, 2013 – Sunnyvale Authors’ Day

Authors Day Mosaic (Author Day Flyer) 

• Thanks to everyone who 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.

August 25-26, 2012 – Centennial Celebration

Centennial Logo• 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 see (Special Centennial Celebration Newsletter)


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