Summer 2018 – History of Schools in Sunnyvale
Our current rotating exhibit upstairs is the History of Schools in Sunnyvale. From our first Encina Grammar School of the late 1800s through today, we have always prided ourselves in excellent education in Sunnyvale. Come and see the many artifacts we have from a majority of them. Your grammar school or high school may have been bulldozed but your treasures and memorabilia of them are in our collections. This exhibit will remain up through the summer so organize a class reunion to see it. Planned exhibit dates are June 19 through October 7.
October 8, 2018 – General Meeting 7:00 PM
At the museum’s Fall General Meeting to be held on Monday, October 8th, at 7:00 pm, guest speaker Tobin Gilman will present an illustrated discussion of the McGlincy Killings in Campbell.
On the morning of May 27, 1896, the peaceful township of Campbell awoke to shocking news. Six people had been brutally murdered at the home of Colonel Richard P. McGlincy, one of the town’s most respected citizens. The suspect, James Dunham – the colonel’s son-in-law – fled the scene and disappeared into the hills of Mount Hamilton overlooking Santa Clara County. This heinous crime triggered a massive, nationwide manhunt while investigators pieced together the details. Author Tobin Gilman examines the mind and motives of the killer, the sensational media coverage, and the colorful personalities associated with the protracted and unresolved pursuit of justice. Please join us for a presentation and discussion on this fascinating era in South Bay history.
October 13, 2018 – Garage Sale
The Sunnyvale Historical Society Museum has Garage Sale fundraisers twice a year (in the Spring and in the Fall). We always accept DONATIONS, so keep us in mind all year as you find things of value that you no longer need. Suggested donation items are: tools, decorations, jewelry, furniture, kitchen items, exercise equipment, and bicycles.
December 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 2018 – Victorian Holiday Teas
Our annual Victorian Holiday Teas are scheduled this year for the first two weekends in December. Reservations are required, call 408-749-0220 from 12-4pm Sundays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Or, Click Here to download and print a form you can mail in with your check.
Anniversary Celebration (2019 date to be confirmed)
A new, grand entrance is being created to celebrate the ten year anniversary of our current museum building. Delays in construction have pushed the celebration to 2019, this page will be updated when we have a firm date.
A City maintenance building was removed which was blocking the view of the museum from the parking lot. The museum building and exhibits will be open during normal hours and fully accessible during this demolition and construction. Stop by anytime to view the progress, and plan on attending our special anniversary reception!
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