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Better Part TV - CUPERTINO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Cupertino Historical Society has set up a a new festive exhibit that gives residents a window into what Christmas and other holidays were like in Cupertino many decades ago. The “Christmas in Cupertino” exhibit was set up earlier this week at the historical museum in the Quinlan Community Center and includes a Christmas tree, ornaments, garlands and vintage toys, and other festive items.

A description of the Cupertino Historical Society, including its founding and development, current programs/exhibits, and plans for the future. The show also includes a brief description of several people who played significant roles in Cupertino history. This program was aired on KMVT15 Community Media.

HISTORICAL CUPERTINO

Cupertino is the heart of Silicon Valley, famous as the birthplace of technology giants. It does, however, have more than computers to offer. The Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society recently celebrated another point of pride: their winemakers! Read more…

Divya Nelakonda

NOVEMBER 2, 2017
On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state to enter the union. To honor this occasion, the Cupertino Historical Society and Museum opened the “Eureka! Native Americans, Explorers and Innovators” on Sept. 9 in the Quinlan Community Center. The city was preparing for the Cupertino’s fall festival in honor of the anniversary of California’s admission to the United States of America when they approached the society to create an exhibit surrounding the theme of admission…..Read more

By KRISTI MYLLENBECK | kmyllenbeck@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 2, 2016 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: December 2, 2016 at 7:27 am

The Cupertino Historical Society has set up a a new festive exhibit that gives residents a window into what Christmas and other holidays were like in Cupertino many decades ago.

The “Christmas in Cupertino” exhibit was set up earlier this week at the historical museum in the Quinlan Community Center and includes a Christmas tree, ornaments, garlands and vintage toys, and other festive items.
“Christmas has become a national holiday celebrated in so many ways by so many cultures,” says Donna Austin, president of the Cupertino Historical Society. “The museum and society are just trying to share some of the symbols that remind us of why we have this holiday and why it is special to so many.” The display highlights multiple holiday celebrations. Read more…

A Brief History of Apple

Happy Big 6-0, Cupertino!

This video features a 60-line poem, written and read by Crystal Tai, dedicated to the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum as well as residents of Cupertino. Cupertino was incorporated as a city on Oct 10, 1955. 

With Cupertino’s 60th anniversary approaching, the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum held a Western themed fundraiser.
By CRYSTAL TAI (Star Patcher)  July 21, 2015 
The Cupertino Historical Society and Museum (CHS&M) holds a fundraising barbecue every summer, but it feels more special this summer, because the 60th anniversary of Cupertino’s incorporation is only a little more than three months away.
 
On Oct 10,1955, Cupertino officially became Santa Clara County’s 13th city. Read more…

The name, Stevens Creek, is all over Cupertino and the area. Stevens Creek Boulevard, Stevens Creek Trail. Stevens Creek Dam. Not only is the former soldier, blacksmith, fur trapper and guide’s name misspelled all over West Valley, but he was only the Valley for less than 20 years. According to the Cupertino Historical Society, he homesteaded 160 acres on the eastern bank of the Arroyo de San Giuseppe do Copertino and bought 150 acres more from the Peralta family’s Rancho San Antonio. His 315-acre farm was called Blackberry Farm. Sound familiar? ….

It was an educational and entertaining evening at Quinlan Community CenterSaturday. The Cupertino Historical Socieity and Musuem presented lectures and multicultural shows to illuminate Cupertino’s past, and inspire its future. “Did you know when Cupertino was incorporated as a city?” asked Steve Ting, a CHSM board member. It was 1955. Ting continued…

The Lost Railroad Tunnels of the Santa Cruz Mountains

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Additional Online Resources

NativeWeb is a comprehensive site for Native American studies whose purpose is to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations. Go to the “History” database under Resources for chronologically organized collections of American Indian resources. NativeWiki, a new NativeWeb project, allows users to contribute information on Indigenous peoples around the world.
Provides a geographic overview of First Nation (Indian) histories as well as a location list of native tribes in the United States and Canada. Has a search function as well.
The Index is a large gateway to many Native American resources in various categories, such as History, Government, Culture, Education, Bibliographies, and more. The site is organized by geographic regions and “to make it useful to the Native American community and the education community.” There is a useful search engine and the webmaster blogs regularly with news about the site.
A production of the Center for New Media and History, History Matters is a fantastic online resource for history teachers and students. Contains lesson plans, syllabi, links, and exhibits.
This superb site for American history contains primary and secondary documents, exhibits, map collections, photographs, sound recordings and motion pictures.
This site includes: a U.S. history e-textbook; over 400 annotated documents, primary sources on slavery, Mexican American and Native American history; U.S. political and social history; classroom handouts, chronologies, and glossaries. One very unique feature, the site’s Ask the Hyper Historian, allows readers to pose questions to professional historians.
This Web site is a supplement to Ken Burn’s documentary. Includes a timeline, glossary, biographies, a photo gallery, maps, documents, and much more.
This research collection from the Library of Congress centers on eyewitness accounts of life in California between the Gold Rush and the turn of the twentieth century. Its foundation consists of texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting this formative period.
This PBS film companion website includes various classroom resources, a map, a timeline, and “fun facts” for kids. Special features include stories from native inhabitants, an online poll on routes to the West Coast, and an online role-playing game on striking it rich. Enjoyable site for younger students.
This research collection from the Library of Congress includes 8,000 images and pages of varied primary source materials. It focuses on experiences of Chinese immigrants in California along with a section on westward expansion. This link takes you directly to the “Chinese and Westward Expansion” section.

Researching the CHSM Collection

Researchers of all ages and interest levels are welcome. Our non-electronic catalogs and resources may be searched on-site. Because our space is very limited, we request that you make an appointment, in advance. To make a preliminary inquiry about available materials or to request access to fragile or large items, please contact our Executive Director, Jennifer Furlong,  at (408) 973-1495.