Clara County Historical & Geneological Society. The Society
is located at the City of Santa Clara Central Park Library in
the Heritage Pavilion. We have a large collection of Genealogy
resources along with a great historical collection available for
the Public's use. There are also Consultants to help introduce
patrons to the collection and assist them with their research
problems. There is a staff available for help, usually from 1-3
pm; also 7-9 pm as volunteers are available. More...
Briounes Heritage. If this house could talk, it would tell
stories about a Latina businesswoman, humanitarian, and landowner
named Juana Briones who built a rare earthen-walled house in the
1840s in what later became Palo Alto. Now that touchstone of the
Rancho period is threatened with demolition. They are historians,
architects, neighbors, educators, business and community leaders.
They are the Friends of the Juana Briones' House and they are
committed to advocating for the preservation of this treasure.
Palo Alto Historical Association is charged by the City of
Palo Alto with maintaining the city's historic archives and making
them available to the public. The archives are located in the
main reading room of the Palo Alto Main Library located at 1213
Newell Road. Steve Staiger is our Historian. He is at the History
Desk in the Main Library Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. and
Thursday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. to answer questions and assist
in research. More..
Alto Stanford Heritage was formed in 1987 to plan and host
the 1988 California Preservation foundation Conference held in
Palo Alto and Stanford. The conference committee realized that
their work could continue and grow in its scope to become a valued
asset to the local area. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to preserving the architectural and other
physical heritage of Palo Alto and Stanford. More...
J. Gilbert Smith History House is located on one of the last
active apricot orchards in the Santa Clara Valley. This 1905 shingled
farm house was built with many Craftsman-style features. In 1954,
the city of Los Altos purchased the Gilbert Smith property, as
a site for the Civic Center, with the Smiths retaining lifetime
residency of the house and a surrounding acre. Upon Mrs. Smiths
death in 1973, the house and one acre reverted to the city. More..
Francisco history on-line. If you would loke to learn more
about San Francisco history, please see the San Francisco Encyclopedia
on-line created and maintained by Lana Ralston, Ralston
Mountain View Historical Association was established over
50 years ago and currently has 299 members. The Association is
dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Mountain View by
gathering data and cooperating with other organizations to promote
and publish the history of this area. Currently, we are involved
in fundraising to build a Mountain View Museum at Cuesta Annex
to preserve and celebrate the history of Mountain View. More...
Moffett Field Historical Society was founded in May of 1993,
as the result of the community "Hail and Farewell" for
the Navy as Moffett Field was closing. One year after the founding
of the Historical Society, the Moffett Field Museum, a non-profit
institution, was created. The Museum, managed and staffed by volunteers,
was initially located inside Hangar One, which was built to house
the dirigible USS Macon in 1934. More..
Cupertino Historical Society and Museum. The Cupertino Historical
Society and Museum (CHS&M) is dedicated to ensuring that the
heritage of Cupertino stays alive for all to understand and share,
and for all to assimilate as their heritage. CHS&M was established
in 1966 and the Museum was opened in 1990.
Park Historical Association. MPHA was organized in 1971 and
is dedicated to collecting, researching, and preserving the documentation
which is related to the history of the City, the area of the City,
and the history of the area before its current incorporation (1927).
Mateo County History Museum. History comes alive at the San
Mateo County History Museum. Visitors can discover the past through
hands-on school programs, interactive exhibits and a wide range
of events for both adults and families. is pleased to announce
that it has been reaccredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
A mark of following professional standards, we have maintained
our accreditation since 1972. Less than 5% of museums in the United
States are accredited.
Community Museum. The
history of Woodside...Before the Europeans came to explore
and settle Alta California, Woodside was home to the Ohlone/Costanoan
people. Along the creeks and forested valleys, these native people
found a mild climate, good water, an abundant food supply. This
early population must have appreciated their rural residential
Historical Foundation. The Saratoga Historical Foundation
(SHF) was established in November, 1962 by Florence Russell Cunningham.
It had its origins in the History Committee of the Foothill Club.
Miss Cunningham, a school teacher, was vitally interested in local
history and chaired the History Committee. She was also an avid
collector of Saratoga memorabilia which she donated to the Museum.
At her death, she willed her collection and the money from her
estate to establish a Museum for Saratoga.
Her dream of a Museum for Saratoga became a reality in 1976. The
American Bicentennial Celebration provided an opportunity to relocate
and renovate a historic Saratoga structure for use as a Museum.
The Swanee store and the Jarboe-McWilliams House were moved to
their present sites and dedicated for use as a Museum in 1976.