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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.

The goals of the society have not changed since 1980. Our members continue to seek out and record the history of Milpitas. For more information, please visit the About the Milpitas Historical Society page.

Adobe to Adobe: Downtown San Jose: May 13

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Milpitas Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, May 13, at the Milpitas Library, for a presentation by local historian April Halberstadt entitled “Adobe to Adobe: Downtown San Jose,” an opportunity to look at some of our favorite Santa Clara Valley structures, old and new, consider their criteria for preservation, and see how we can preserve our own architectural treasures.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
The Milpitas Historical Society

Milpitas International BBQ & Festival: May 30

The barbecue and festival sponsored by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce will be back again this year on May 30 and 31. On Saturday, May 30, the Milpitas Historical Society will again have a table of interesting historical items from Milpitas and other local sites as well as the Frontier Days rolling jail. And this time, the BBQ providers have promised not to run out of meat!

June 6 Field Trip to See Indian Artifacts

At our regular meeting on May 13, you can sign up for a Saturday morning field trip to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso. You will hear docent Laura Mello give a tour and talk about the exhibit of Ohlone Indian relics and reconstructions of Ohlone dwellings and boats that are displayed in the auditorium of the Nature Center there. The tour should last from 10 am until 11:30 am or noon.

Milpitas Community Tour on June 20

The Milpitas Historical Society’s annual community tour will be held on Saturday, June 20, this year. You will see complete information about it in the June newsletter.