The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote; it was approved one hundred years ago, on August 18, 1920. To highlight that important achievement, each 2020 issue of the museum newsletter will continue to feature a remarkable woman in Sunnyvale’s history. ... Read More about Edwina Benner: “Aggressive, Intelligent, Honorable”
The SHSMA has proposed the addition of a new wing to the museum and has received project approval from the City of Sunnyvale. Reconnaissance satellites built in Sunnyvale, and the facilities in the city that monitored them are of profound importance technically, politically, and militarily. This is ... Read More about The “Spy Satellite” as a Vehicle for Peace
Open through September The museum’s archivists are digging deep into the Lockheed archives to bring forth a new display, of interest to former Lockheed employees and current Sunnyvale residents alike. Lockheed’s arrival in 1956 changed the face of Sunnyvale and the Santa Clara Valley, and the ... Read More about Mega-size Lockheed Exhibit!
There are seven predominant architectural styles of historic homes in Sunnyvale: Pioneer Buildings (1851-1900) Simple “I” or “L”-shape with gabled and hipped roofs. Only one of these still remains in the city: the Wright house, built in 1862 (see Jan/Feb newsletter). ... Read More about Sunnyvale Historical Architecture Styles
For the most part, Sunnyvale’s orchard history has met its match with high tech companies. Where fruit-bearing trees and early twentieth century homes stood yesterday, modern structures rise upward today, with few reminders of the orchard lands and homes that came before. One notable exception is a ... Read More about The Mellow House: Where Sunnyvale History Meets High Tech