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.
September 9 Meeting: Mammoth Discoveries in Castroville!
And please don’t forget to come back again for our first fall meeting on Wednesday, September 9, at which archeologist Mark Hylkma will tell us of new discoveries about California’s First People that have been made in the Castroville area.
Higuera Adobe Historical Park Open House: Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10 am–2 pm
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept 15-October 15. Join us at the adobe to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage. There will be a tour of the park grounds, refreshments, a tour of the adobe and activities for children.
The Higuera Adobe is located in Rancho Higuera Historical Park at the foot of Mission Peak in the Warm Springs area of Fremont. It is the last of seven adobes built between 1830-1840, on Fulgencio Higuera’s ranch. The structure consists of a large main room and two small bedrooms with dirt floors, and a stable. The Adobe has been restored and furnished with handcrafted redwood furniture