The Milpitas Historical Society was formed in 1980 by 79 residents of Milpitas who felt that much of our city’s historic heritage was in danger of being lost. Soon after the society was formed, it began to publish a monthly newsletter for members called The Milpitas Muse. The name came from the muses of Greek Mythology, one of whom, Clio, is usually associated with history. The Milpitas Muse is available with a paid membership to the society, but some of the information, such as our monthly programs, is available on this website.
To what does this title refer? Come learn the answer at Milpitas Historical Society’s next meeting, on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium (Multipurpose Room) of the Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street.
The program for this meeting will be a talk and film about “Agnews, Our Jewel in the Silicon Valley,” by Kathleen Lee, a writer, filmmaker, and longtime volunteer coordinator at Agnews Hospital. Meetings are free and all are welcome.
The Milpitas Historical Society has arranged another field trip, this one to visit the Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum located at 1250 Hope Dr. on Friday, May 20, 1-2 pm.
There will be another 40th year anniversary showing of the new director’s cut of our local cult classic, “The Milpitas Monster,” by local photographer and filmmaker Bob Burrill, on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Century Theaters in the Great Mall. Some tickets are still available at the Milpitas Post.