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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.

January 10 Meeting: California’s Oldest Historical Society!

We hope you can join us for the upcoming Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, January 10 at the Milpitas Library, for a presentation about California’s oldest historical society, E Clampus Vitus, how they came to be, and what they have accomplished over the years.

The election of the officers and directors will be held at the regular meeting of the Milpitas Historical Society at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

February 15 Installation Dinner

Instead of a regular meeting in February, the Milpitas Historical Society will hold its annual Officers and Directors Installation Dinner at the Summitpointe Golf Course Restaurant on Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 pm.

Happy RE-New Year!

Happy New Year! This is also the time to renew your membership, so please print out the attached MHS Membership Application 2018(New & Renewal) and return it to us with your dues. Your support for the society is needed and greatly appreciated.

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.
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