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 Architecture of Frank Delos Wolfe:
January 13 Meeting
Please join us for the upcoming Milpitas Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, January 13 at 7pm at the Milpitas Library, for Krista van Lan’s presentation about Frank Delos Wolfe, the architect who designed the 1916 Milpitas Grammar School, which now anchors our beautiful Milpitas Library, as well as the DeVries House across the street from the library, and many other outstanding (and still standing!) examples of Prairie-style, Victorian, and commercial buildings in our area.
Dedication of Mabel Mattos’ Memorial Plaque
On Saturday, January 9 at 1 pm, at the Alviso Adobe Park, the
Milpitas Historical Society will dedicate a memorial plaque to
Mabel Mattos (1923-2013).
Happy RE-New Year!
January is also the time to renew your membership, so please print out the attached Membership Application 2016 and return it to us with your dues. Your support for the society is needed and greatly appreciated.