Past 2017 Events

Holiday Special Exhibit

Peppermint Kiss - 2015 Breyer Holiday Horse

Peppermint Kiss – 2015 Breyer Holiday Horse

This year’s special Christmas Holiday Exhibit was  A Collection of Collections. The exhibit showcases Holiday Collectible Series, like this Breyer model horse.

 2017 Holiday Teas

Our formal, Victorian Teas were on December 2, 3, 9, and 10 this year.  Thank you to all who attended and to those who volunteered to make this another success!

Sister City Visitors

On November 7th, it was our great pleasure to host the dignitaries from Sunnyvale’s Sister City: Iizuka, Japan. Here is Sunnyvale Mayor Hendricks, Iizuka Mayor Katamine, and the rest of the contingent outside the museum.

April-October Ibarra Special Exhibit

Copyright Gabriel Ibarra


For half the year, we enjoyed the photos of Gabriel Ibarra, architectural historical photographer, whose images capture the heart of Silicon Valley.  Click Here for more views of this exhibit.

Fall General Meeting – Monday, October 9, 2017


Local TV show features the Museum

Click to play the full episode.

Sewing Machine Mini-Exhibit

White Family Rotary, circa 1900

White Family Rotary, circa 1900

In honor of National Sewing Machine Day, June 13, 2017, we had a special mini exhibit in the museum lobby of sewing machines from our archive collection!

June 25, 2017 – Orchardists Recognition Event

Early morning view, December 4, 2013

Orchard Heritage Park Interpretive Exhibit

Click Here for photos from our special event,  the unveiling of the new panels commemorating Sunnyvale’s early Yugoslav orchardists.

June 12, 2017 –  General Meeting

Our guest speaker was Alan Leventhal, a professor at San José State University and archaeologist, anthropologist and ethnohistorian who has worked with the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe for the past 37 years. He discussed the tribe’s many ties to the Bay Area. Click Here for photos and a video recording of the talk.

2017 Spring Garage Sale

May 6, 2017 was our spring Garage Sale.

Thank you to everyone who donated items, volunteered to work, and came to shop!

Spring Tea – April 29 & 30, 2017

Spring Tea Setting

Spring Tea Setting

Volunteer Fire Department Display at the Library

Back in April, 2017,  in collaboration with librarian Heather Johnson, members of the Sunnyvale Historical Society created a showcase for the Sunnyvale Volunteer Fire Department with artifacts that Jeanine Stanek compiled from the museum archives and contributions from Burt White.

2017 Women’s History Month Exhibit

For the month of March, we had a special mini-exhibit in the upstairs hallway to commemorate Women’s History in Sunnyvale.  Here is a painting called “Teatime Memories” by Alice Freund.  This piece was created in honor of Sunnyvale’s 75th anniversary in 1987.  Click on the photo to learn more!

Bubblegum3January – March 2017 – Chinese art from “Snow White Bubble Gum Cards”  Art cards and posters from children’s literature.

2017 Presidents’ Day Exhibit

For the month of February, we had a special mini-exhibit in the upstairs hallway to commemorate Presidents’ Day in Sunnyvale.  Click here for more photos.

February 13, 2017 –  General Meeting

At our general meeting Monday, February 13, Kristin Dance, who works for the City of Sunnyvale, gave a presentation on the public art in Sunnyvale.







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