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February General Meeting Presentation - The Ohlone Indians
Our next General Meeting is Monday, February 10th. We have an outstanding speaker—Mark Hylkema—an expert on the earliest settlers in the Bay Area—the Ohlone Indians. Mark has more than 33 years experience teaching California archaeology and Native American culture.
Mark has directed excavations throughout the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas and teaches Anthropology at Foothill College. Mark is also the third of four generations of Sunnyvale residents and knows the local pre-history and early colonial history very well. So come prepared to learn a lot from Mark and share in his varied excavation, research and teaching histories of not only Sunnyvale, but the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30pm upstairs at the museum on Monday, February 10, 2014. Admission is FREE, and we hope to see you there.
Drop by the museum's Mural Room to see artifacts and a view of Ohlone life.
NEW Exhibit: Memories of the Great Depression
Our new rotating exhibit "Memories of the Great Depression"is officially open to the public. Here is a quick glimpse of some of the antique items that are on display.
Life was difficult during those years, but life certainly didn't stand still. In fact, some of the new products and inventions developed during that time remain in our lives today: grocery carts, Jello®, Spam®, and decorative pressed glass for daily use (known as 'Depression Glass' today).
Come by the museum to see our new exhibit. We are open Tuesdays/Thursdays/Sundays from noon to 4pm. This temporary exhibit will be on display until April 10th. Below is a photo of our busy group of volunteers putting some of the final touches on our new exhibit. Thanks to volunteer Monte Stamper, ably assisted by volunteer Don Adams, who took the lead in searching through the Historical Society’s collection for appropriate artifacts and photographs for the exhibit. It looks great!
The Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Murphy Awards Dinner on February 8th, and one of our museum volunteers Jeanine Stanek will be receiving the Murphy Award for Lifetime Community Contribution.
Jeanine is the museum's Chief Archivist, and she works tirelessly behind the scenes keeping the museum running smoothly. We raise a glass to this recognition of your accomplishments—you are most deserving!
Celebration of 150 Years of Rail Service!
Caltrain marked 150 years of railroad service between San Francisco and San Jose with a birthday party at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station on January 18th.
The Sunnyvale Historical Society also had an exhibit on display during the day, and a good time was had by all. Visit the museum to see (and sit on) our refurbished Sunnyvale Railroad Depot Benches.
To learn more about the event, CLICK on any of the photos below.