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The museum's big summer event is here!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum 570 E. Remington Drive

A ‘Walk Through Time’ will take all visitors, young and old, on a journey through local history, beginning with life 200+ years ago, then moving on through time to experience the evolution of Sunnyvale and its neighboring communities. Visitors will learn about the different groups of people who called this area home, catch a glimpse of their way of life, and experience hands-on activities from those long-ago days. Guests will have the opportunity to identify some of Sunnyvale’s earliest companies and what they brought to a changing city. The innovators of the late 1960s will also be introduced, allowing visitors to learn how their contributions led Sunnyvale from an agricultural community to the high-tech city identified today as The Heart of Silicon Valley.

We invite everyone to join the fun – dress up in a favorite period costume or show off cultural ethnic attire.

Booths: Native American; Immigrant groups: Spanish, Mexican, Pioneers, Irish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese; Orchards and Canneries, and many more

Industries: Lockheed Martin, Westinghouse, Northrop Grumman, and others

Museums: The Iron Man Museum, Moffett Field Museum, Portuguese Historical Museum, Japanese American Museum

Other guests: Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, History San José, Chinese American Cultural Project, and more to come

Activities: Shelling Acorns, Making Masa, Lassoing Cows, Making Pioneer Pocket Dolls, Gold Panning with mining stories, Spinning Wool, Making Rope, STEM fun, Robot play, and so much more. Visitors might want to carry a reusable bag or backpack to bring home the items handcrafted at our booths.

Performers: San Jose Taiko Drummers, South Bay Cantonese Music, Cormac Gammon Irish music, Historical Vignettes by “Portraits of the Past”, Folklórico Nacional Mexicano Dance, San Jose Uzumaru Dance Group, and Celtic Harmony

The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail will be hosting a free Bike Corral to keep bikes safe while everyone enjoys the event. Bike-riding attendees can save on gas and avoid searching for a parking spot. Parking in the bike corral will get riders close to all the action.  Wear helmets and follow all the rules for bicycle safety.

Extra parking spots will be reserved for those with accessibility issues. Place your ADA placard on your mirror or dashboard.

Food available for purchase: Two food trucks will offer tasty options from 11:00am – 3:30pm.

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