February 16, 7pm, at the museum SHS Docent Robert Keahey will give a presentation on early immigration to California. Hear about the various routes immigrants traveled, early attempts to cross the Sierra Nevada in wagons, the successful trek of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy wagon train, and ... Read More about Speaker Night
“A Sunnyvale Treasure” . . . those are the words one guest wrote in the 2023 visitors’ register after touring the museum for the first time. Those of us who know the museum are well aware of its position as a jewel in Sunnyvale’s crown, and we feel justifiably proud when first-time visitors see it ... Read More about A Sunnyvale Treasure!
The hum of happy voices. . . Tea tables, exquisitely set . . . Aproned servers, who rarely allow a teacup to empty . . . Charming ambience and unique decor . . . Delectable, home-cooked food . . . Twice a year, since the Sunnyvale Historical Society (SHS) opened the doors of its brand new museum in ... Read More about Celebrating Fifteen Years of SHS Teas
New Rotating Exhibit: Mary Genevieve Murphy Wedding to Henry Ward Wright in 1890 Martin Murphy Jr.’s grand-daughter, Mary Genevieve, had a lavish wedding at her father’s (B. D. Murphy) opulent residence in San José, presided over by Right Reverend Archbishop Riordan. The wedding was the society ... Read More about New Rotating Exhibit: Murphy Wedding
Members and friends of the Sunnyvale Historical Society - thank you so much for your support of last Saturday's Rummage and Vintage Sale by supplying your kind donations! Many of the items found a new home and are making their purchasers happy. From now until we have a date for the next sale, ... Read More about A successful vintage sale