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Ainsley House is a restored English Tudor style building in Campbell, California. It is now a museum open to the public.The historic Ainsley House is an example of the English Tudor Revival style popular in the South San Francisco... more
The Museums of Los Gatos are dedicated to enhancing community life through the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of our regional and natural histories, and in increasing community appreciation of the fine arts. more
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The Campbell Historical Museums consists of the Ainsley House and Historical Firehouse Museum. The Ainsley House is a restored English Tudor style building in Campbell, California. It is now a museum open to the public. The historic Ainsley Hous... more
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2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place best History/Specialty Museum The purpose of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. F... more
Chinese Performing Artists of America (CPAA) was founded in1991 as a nonprofit organization in the heart of the Silicon Valley by a group of individuals from the business world and high-tech industries. They shared the same vision for CPAA to be a co... more
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Spend the afternoon at the Computer History Museum’s new state of the art large-scale exhibition. Learn about 2000 years of computing, from ancient times to today’s Internet. You will enjoy 1,000+ unique artifacts, hundreds of videos, do... more
Photographs and historical objects from the museum's collection. more
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The de Saisset Museum supports Santa Clara University's goal of educating the whole person through a diverse and accessible range of exhibitions, collections, and educational programs that highlight the art and history of the San Francisco Bay Area a... more
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The Hellenic Heritage Institute (HHI) is dedicated to preserving the rich Greek culture through researching, educating, promoting, producing and displaying cultural information through unique and entertaining programs. The Hellenic Heritage Museum,... more
The first in a series of exhibits depicting life in Los Gatos from its earliest settlers through present day. more
The History Museum - at what remains of the old mill - features rotating and traveling exhibits. Past subjects have ranged from the native Mutsun (Ohlone) to the Gold Rush to the impact of WWII on the Santa Clara Valley. more
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The hotel hosts rotating exhibits. The McKay Collection of California art is on display. Trolley restorations ongoing in trolley barn. History Park is located at the south end of Kelley Park at the corner of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue. With 27 or... more
History San Jose aspires to provide innovative national leadership in preserving and sharing regional history by engaging diverse audiences in exploring the varieties of human experience that contribute to the continuing history of San Jose and the S... more
Admission Fee:  Adults - $5, Seniors/Students - $3, Children under 12, JAMSJ Members & Active Military Personnel - FREE The purpose of the Japanese American Resource Center / Museum (JARC/M) is to collect, preserve, and disseminate th... more
From everyday house keys, to intricately designed locks and escutcheons, to safes once stuffed with money and handcuffs that held criminals of old...the magic and mystery of locks and keys through the centuries opens before your eyes at The Jehning F... more
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At the heart of Santa Clara University is the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Instituted in 1777, it is the eighth oldest of the original 21 California missions. more
The Center was established in 1939 as the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, and was named for the chair of the NACA, Joseph S. Ames. more
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Engaging community at the intersection of art, history and education through innovative, locally connected and globally relevant exhibits and programs. more
The Peralta Adobe — Fallon House Historic Site is located in downtown San José, alive with restaurants, bars, and unique vendors.  Adjacent to San Pedro Market, the Peralta Adobe Plaza offers outdoor seating where you can enjoy han... more
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The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) seeks to engage Bay Area audiences through innovative visual art exhibitions and educational programs. The ICA reflects and interprets the cultural and technical diversity of the region and helps us se... more
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Since 1969, when it made creative use of the old Romanesque post office building, until today, with a spacious, well-lighted vaulted two-story addition, the San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) has hosted many memorable exhibits: the meta-outsider images of... more
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Whether you are shopping in the store's bright, historic wing interior during your next visit to SJMA, or shopping online from the comfort of your computer, The Museum Store offers a dazzling selection of art books, unique contemporary gift items, po... more
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The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. The Museum advocates on behalf of quilts and textiles as a distinctly accessible and unifying visual, sculptural, and kineti... more
Exhibits for young and old. more
Local Sunnyvale history museum. more
The Euphrat Museum of Art: De Anza College highlights the diverse yet interconnected work of art  from De Anza College in Cupertino and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills -- painting, drawing, prints, mixed media, photography, sculpture, cerami... more
Explore through interactive exhibits how technologies used to capture images, communicate across distance and record sound have evolved over time through. more
Featuring priceless lace parasols, gloves, fans and purses dating from the 1800s. more
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The Egyptian Museum at Rosicrucian Park has been a fixture of San José life for so long that it is difficult to conceive of a time without it. Hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors to Northern California have experienced "history com... more
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With its splashy, mango-colored exterior, the Tech stands out among everything else in downtown San Jose. Millions have visited the place since it opened at the original location in 1990, which was around the corner on San Carlos Street. The Tech... more
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For nearly 50 years, the Triton Museum of Art has been a destination for the community, providing a venue where local artists exhibit their work alongside regional and national artists, and where students of all ages learn about art and the creative... more
At the YSI's Vasona Science and Nature Center, there's always something fun going on! You can learn the difference between a tortoise and a turtle, observe live reptiles and other animals and insects, get an inside look into our watershed, see who... more