Since our current exhibit in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, “Sunnyvale during the Wars”, opened only shortly before the museum had to close, not many visitors have seen it yet. Once we open our doors again, come over to have a look. Among a wealth of artifacts, you will find the ... Read More about A Peek into the current special exhibit
Someday in, say, 2030, young people are going to see vintage footage of street scenes from 2020 and ask in bewilderment, “Were people reenacting scenes from ancient movies, playing bank robbers? And why were the roads so empty?”, and we will chuckle and reminisce about “living through ... Read More about The Corona Virus experience in Sunnyvale
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