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.

November 8 Meeting: Film History of San Jose (This time for sure!)

The next meeting of the Milpitas Historical Society will be at 6:30 pm (our new start time) on Wednesday, November 8, in the Multipurpose Room (Auditorium) of the Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street. We will show the film “Changing Boundaries: a History of San Jose,” which we tried to show at the June meeting but were prevented from doing so by equipment failures. Our meetings are free and all are welcome. We hope you can join us then.

Holiday Notice: Annual Christmas Party

There will be no Milpitas Historical Society meeting or newsletter in December, but Society members look for your invitation soon for our annual Christmas party, to be held on an as-yet-unconfirmed Sunday in December. Stay tuned! (Click here membership information.)

Society’s Exhibit Kiosk becomes Operational: October 18

The Society’s new kiosk system inside its exhibit at Entrance 4 of the Great Mall became operational on the afternoon of October 18th, 2017. To the 2-3 million people who pass by our space each year, the system will present an ever expanding library of slide shows designed by our principal historians to acquaint visitors with the history of Milpitas. (Read the article.)

Change in Dues?

At the Society’s Board meeting on Monday, October 2, the Board voted to increase the Society’s annual individual membership dues (effective 2018) by $5 to $25 in order to help the Society keep from operating at a loss and to more effectively achieve its goals of educating the wider community about the history of Milpitas.
(Read the article.)