Upcoming Events

June – October, 2019 –  Historic Downtown Sunnyvale Exhibit

Murphy Street Scene

Murphy Street Scene
sculpture by John Battenberg
Orchard Heritage Park

A look at Sunnyvale from “Murphy’s Station” to the Fifties.

In the horse-and-buggy days of the 1860s settlement known at the time as Murphy’s Station, Main Street (now Murphy Avenue) was a dirt road leading to the railroad stop. the first store held windows for the post office, the drugstore, and the general store, respectively.

The museum’s new exhibit includes a series of photographs and maps depicting the slow growth and development of the early downtown, as well as artifacts from the first businesses lining Main Street and the railroad tracks. The display shows tools from the first veterinary office, the first morgue services, items from Del Monte’s cannery, Ryan’s Hotel, Tao Tao’s, the Kirkish store, and much more.

This exhibit opened June 30th and will run through October 20th.

September 28, 2019 – Anniversary Celebration

A new, grand entrance has been created to welcome visitors to our museum building. Delays in construction have pushed the celebration to 2019, so please join us on September 28th for a dedication of the new outdoor exhibits and a “Ten Plus One” anniversary event.   Click Here to see the 2018 demolition and remodeling  photos.


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