The Sunnyvale Historical Society is excited to announce a new event we are planning for next summer. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 10, 2022 for a fun community event:
“A Walk Through Time (1700 – 2022)”
We will be presenting the history of this area in a variety of time periods, beginning with the Ohlone who were caretakers of the land that later became Sunnyvale. Visitors will learn about some of the various groups of people who immigrated to the area to colonize it, dig for gold, farm, find religious freedom, find a better way of life or more job opportunities. The event will showcase the changing industries in Sunnyvale, beginning with agriculture and the orchards of the ‘Valley of Hearts Delight’ to the high tech companies that make up today’s ‘Silicon Valley’.
There will be entertainment, games, hands-on activities, and more. History lovers, technology enthusiasts, and visitors of all ages will enjoy “A Walk Through Time”. Since we are still in the very early planning phase, full details will be released in the months ahead.
YES, we could use your help!
Due to the size of this event, we urgently need more volunteers on our planning committee. There are tasks big and small, any involvement will help. Please contact Kim Thurgate, our Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details.
Special Exhibit – Old traditions for new beginnings
The theme for the new rotating exhibit encompasses traditions surrounding birth and early childhood. Around the world, the arrival of a child is celebrated with special rituals and gifts, and our museum collections contain myriads of items connected with babies. Many of those are now seeing the light of day in this delightful exhibit, showing paraphernalia commemorating birth and documenting child rearing.
Visitors will enjoy viewing christening gowns and caps, baptismal gifts such as silver cups and spoons, early wooden cradles, and bassinets for the newborn baby. Tiny shoes and moccasins accompany receiving blankets, baby’s first cutlery, toys, and dolls. Books and journals illuminate child-rearing techniques of the past two centuries.
The exhibit is open from October 2021 and run through the end January 2022.
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