Although many female citizens of the United States of America take their right to vote for granted, it was not always thus. The current year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the amendment which gave women the right to vote. Known as women’s ... Read More about The Long Fight for Women’s Suffrage
“Sunnyvale Standard”, October 18, 1918 Proclamation: By authority invested in me as Commissioner of Public Health and Safety of the town of Sunnyvale, I hereby request and order that all Picture Shows, Churches, Lodges and all public meetings of any kind whatsoever be discontinued until further ... Read More about History Repeats Itself – What have We Learned from the Past?
As you have probably heard it said, we are living in extraordinary times. Since it is our mission at the Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association to document and preserve Sunnyvale history for future generations, we need your help. Since March 17th, residents of Sunnyvale and six other ... Read More about Documenting the Sunnyvale Experience of COVID-19
The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, and the new exhibit at the museum takes us back to wartime in Sunnyvale. In 1942, Washington Park became a training ground for recruits, and Sunnyvale was inundated with soldiers who added a new element to the town and took ... Read More about Wartime in Sunnyvale
By Linda Kubitz A few years ago I guided a lady in her early nineties on a tour of the museum. Because she had grown up in Sunnyvale, she was particularly fascinated by the items on display, some of which she remembered firsthand. When we arrived at the cannery exhibit in the museum’s central ... Read More about Sunnyvale Museum Memories: The Cannery Worker