Grateful Dads at CHSM Annual BBQ at Deep Cliff Golf Course in 2019

Picture by Donna Austin

We enjoy maintaining a robust calendar of events throughout the year–highlights include our quarterly speaker program and Museum Open Houses. We host an annual BBQ each year that has become a community favorite! There is always something going on at the Cupertino Historical Society + Museum.

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September 24, 2022 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Baer Blacksmith Shop Demonstration at McClellan Ranch Preserve

Saturday October 1, 2022
10 AM - 2 PM
Civic Center Plaza

The Cupertino Historical Society + Museum may be small, but it still takes many people to keep it functioning well. We need more volunteers to keep all our programs working smoothly. We also need some volunteers to provide short term help with specialized skills so we can continue to perform to current civic standards.
Members who are experienced with our organization are asked to volunteer some time to staff a booth at the City of Cupertino Volunteer Fair so that we can recruit more helpers to our programs. On Saturday October 1, we need three members to recruit volunteers from 9:30 to 11:45 and three more from 11:45 to 2:00. We really need your help to get more help.

Oct 7, 2020

Racial Justice Reading Group
The Devil in Silicon Valley - Northern California, Race and Mexican Americans by Stephen Pitti

Oct 7, 2020

Racial Justice Reading Group
The Devil in Silicon Valley - Northern California, Race and Mexican Americans by Stephen Pitti

Sep 30, 2020

Pete Emig and The Human Touch
Cupertino Through the Eyes of An Artist
with Local Historian Wes Morse & John Emig

Aug 26, 2020

Racial Justice Reading Group - White Fragility

June 26, 2020

CHS Annual BBQ - A Sip of History Cancelled

Apr 29, 2020

CHSM Annual Meeting and Student Symposium

Feb 29, 2020

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the historical Paul & Eddie’s in support of “A Trip Down Memory Lane” today.

Feb 16, 2020

Quinlan Preschool Comes to Visit

Last week we had another group of special visitors at the museum from the Quinlan Preschool. Mr. Darryl, my lovely assistant, was a big hit with the rotary telephone! @ Cupertino Historical Society and Museum

Feb 10, 2020

Quinlan Preschool Comes to Visit

We had some very special visitors this morning. Their interactions with the rotary telephone were priceless!

Dec 8, 2019

Volunteer Appreciation

We love our volunteers, Museum and Traveling Trunk Docents! Not pictured: cocoa and treats. We loved celebrating you yesterday. The Cupertino Historical Society + Museum has a volunteer crew of over 85 individuals who work our special events, keep our museum open, share Cupertino history in local schools and serve on our Board of Directors.

Dec 6, 2019

Museum Open House
During The Quinlan Holiday Tree Lighting

Thank you to everyone who came to see us tonight at the Quinlan Center Tree Lighting!

Dec 4, 2019

Santa Clara County Historical &
Genealogical Society Newsletter

Dec 4, 2019

Board Holiday Party

A lovely evening at Enzo’s Italian Restaurant honoring those who give of their time, resources and expertise to support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Cupertino Historical Society + Museum.

Oct 12, 2019

Museum Open House
During The Bay Area Diwali Festival

Sept 14, 2019

Museum Open House
During the Silicon Valley Fall Festival

Sept 5, 2019


We were thrilled to welcome some very special visitors from Foothill/DeAnza yesterday. Perhaps you recognize some of these faces! #WeAreCupertino

Aug 28, 2019

Visitors from Bologna, Italy

Aug 10, 2019

Museum Open House During Kids Fun Festival

We’ve had some awesome visitors today, including 1.5 year old Paul.

Aug 8, 2019

Tea Party with Zoe Thompson

We had a super special tea party at the museum today with Cupertino artistic legend Zoe Thompson.

Aug 7, 2019

Chinese Valentine’s Day Crystal Tai Lecture

at Quinlan Community Center

Aug 4, 2019

Vintage Computer Event
at the Computer History Museum

Some photos from the Vintage Computer event at the Computer History Museum. So many Apple 1s!

July 25, 2019

Women in Business Networking Event

July 11, 2019

Summer Business Social

Thank you, Cupertino Chamber for joining us for this evening’s Summer Business Social at Quinlan Community Center. Congrats to Jean Bedord for winning the CHSM Basket and a year of membership to the Historical Society + Museum! Thank you to Hobee’s and Donna Austin for the food and wine!

June 29, 2019

Museum is Open

June 27, 2019

Visit from Vice-Mayor Liang Chao
and delegates from Xianning, China

We had the great honor of a visit from Vice-Mayor Liang Chao and delegates to Cupertino from Xianning, China today! They enjoyed seeing the Boglione collection, especially the #Apple1 #WeAreCupertino

June 22, 2019

Visitors from Milpitas, LEGO Computers

We had the sweetest visitors today from Milpitas, who came especially to see “Homage to the IT Revolution!” Thank you, Winnie Poon, for sharing your LEGO masterpieces with us. Come see the actual versions of these machines (and more) at the museum: Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.

June 20, 2019

Enzo’s Exhibit Opening Dinner

June 19, 2019

Homage to the IT Revolution Exhibit Opening

June 19, 2019 VIP Exhibit Preview and public Opening
From June 19th to September 19th BasicGallery, BasicNet Group’s historical archive, presents @ the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum (California, USA) its new cultural study “Homage to the Information Technology”. The exhibition tells the story of visionaries and entrepreneurs who, between 1975 and 1985, turned digital breakthroughs into a cultural revolution. During the next 30 years, this group of pioneers, championing what they called the “noble cause,” making information accessible to everyone. A series of video-interviews with the players of the time – including John Sculley, Allan Alcorn, Daniel Kottke, Jack Tramiel, Chuck Peddle, Lee Felsestein and Steve Wozniak – will take visitors through the exhibition’s machines that made the history of the IT Revolution. Among them, the Programma 101 (Italy, Olivetti, 1965) and a very rare Apple-1 (Usa, Apple, 1976) complete with its original kit: the only “survivor” (there are no other examples known) with the original box sent from the Los Altos garage at Steve Jobs parents’ house, the original invoice featuring “Steven” as the salesman, a personal letter from Mr. Jobs to the customer and one of the first BASIC tapes without an Apple logo. For the first time in its history, the toolbox Steve Wozniak used to assemble the Apple-1 will be on display with his creation. The show – conceived by BasicNet founder and president Marco Boglione (in the picture with its own Apple-1) – was curated by Cecilia Botta for BasicGallery, the historical archive of the Turin-based industrial group, which houses one of the most complete collections in the world of early computer history, and coordinated by Fabrizio Vitagliano, of the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum Board of Directors, and Jennifer Furlong, CHSM’s Executive Director.

June 18, 2019

City Budget Meeting at Cupertino Civic Center

June 14, 2019

Cupertino Courier

June 7, 2019

Cupertino Fine Arts Commission

June 3, 2019


Big things are happening at the museum!

May 30, 2019

CREST Awards

Congrats, Fabrizio! 2019 CREST Awards

May 5, 2019

Cupertino Volunteer Fair

April 7, 2019

Museum Open House During Holi

Festival of Colors

March 29, 2019

Traveling Trunk

March 20, 2019

Selections from Permanent Collection

March 13, 2019

Spring Has Sprung

Feb 31, 2019

Essay Contest for Middle & High School Students

Feb 19, 2019

Collections Committee Meeting
at Enzo's Italian Restaurant

2019, 2021

Homage to the IT Revolution Exhibit
Setup & Teardown

We owe a big THANK YOU to Board Member Bruce and his buddy Stu, as they help us ready the museum for our next exhibit! #WeAreCupertino

Dec 24, 2018 to
Jan 13, 2019

Closed for Maintenance

Dec 21, 2018

Shab E Yalda - The Longest Night of the Year

Dec 17, 2018

Quinlan Center Preschool Comes to Visit

We had some very special visitors to our holiday exhibit this morning. We read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” made santa crafts and looked at the exhibit.

Dec 14, 2018

Holiday Soirée

Dec 1, 2018

Breakfast With Santa

at Quinlan Community Center

Nov 30, 2018

Tree Lighting

We had so much fun hosting our holiday open house and crafts for the children this evening! Thank you to the HUNDREDS who stopped by! #WeAreCupertino

Oct 30, 2018

Wes Morse & the History of CHS

Fall Speaker Event at Quinlan Community Center. Thank you to Wes Morse, our audience, Board of Directors and volunteers for making tonight’s speaker event and book-signing such a success. Wes’s book, is available for purchase in the Cupertino Historical Society Museum gift shop for $25. Get your copy today!

Oct 13, 2018

Diwali Festival

Diwali Festival Open House + Crafts

Sept 20, 2018

Ragini Sangam, Exec. Dir.
City of Cupertino Proclamation

Last night, our Executive Director, Ragini Sangam, was honored with a City of Cupertino Proclamation and a farewell dinner. Ragini played a huge role in putting together the many exhibits at the Museum, organizing our Annual Fundraiser, and compiling our Cornerstone newsletter. She will be dearly missed!

May 17, 2018

Annual Meeting & Speaker Program

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Annual Board Meeting and Speaker Program! Elected to the Board were: Don Sun (President), Shannon Patrick Lee (Vice President), Bill Kerr (Treasurer), and Sean Sullivan (Secretary). Thank you again to Bud Fellom for the wonderful talk on Five Generations of Fellom Winemakers and for allowing us to sample your small batch wine. Thanks also to Enzo’s, Hobbee’s and those Board Members who supplied the food for the evening.

Apr 30, 2018

Cupertino Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year STAR Award

Cupertino Historical Society & Museum receiving the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year STAR Award! Congratulations!

Mar 14, 2018

A Toast to Cupertino Winemakers
Past and Present

Dec 14, 2017

Holiday Party

Thank you to those who attended the Cupertino Historical Society’s Holiday Party. It was a great evening!

Oct 12, 2017

New Exhibit Opening Reception
& Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer

The Cupertino Historical Society’s New Exhibit Opening Reception and the Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Mixer, held at the Museum, was a big success. Thank you to everyone who attended the event. A special thanks to Enzo’s Italian Restaurant, Hobee’s, and Whole Foods for supplying the food and to the Cupertino/Copertino Sister Cities for supplying the wine for the evening.

Oct 12, 2017

Leticia (Tische) Picchetti

We’re saddened to hear the news of Mrs. Picchetti’s passing. Leticia (Tische) Pichetti was born on 11/14/21 and died 10/9/17. She will be missed.

Sept 28, 2017

Eureka! Native Americans, Explorers and Innovators Exhibit

Sept 8, 2017

Fall Festival Artwork & Exhibit

Aug 16, 2017