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
Mary Hidalgo, SHSMA docent and longtime volunteer, will be 100 years old on February 29! To celebrate this happy milestone, Sunnyvale Historical Society members who know Mary from her many years of service to the museum are invited to an open house reception to wish Mary a “Happy 100th” and enjoy a ... Read More about Celebrating Mary Hidalgo on her 100th birthday
“Who is that handsome fellow in that relief?”, visitors ask when they enter the hallway across from the bedroom display. Our docents, meanwhile, have been wondering, “Why is this plaque displayed only now?”, since until recently, on that same spot on the wall, we showed a drawing of the museum ... Read More about Rediscovering the Plaque of B.D. Murphy
One of the main purposes for the proposed museum extension is to house a permanent exhibit on a National Defense and Reconnaissance Exhibit and “the Blue Cube”, but what is “the Blue Cube”? More importantly, what is so special about it that the museum wants to create an entirely new ... Read More about What is the “Blue Cube”?