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.
We hope you can join us for the upcoming Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, October 12 at the Milpitas Library for the the California Pioneers’ presentation of a “fruit cocktail” of film clips from old films documenting the fruit orchards and other agricultural treasures produced in the Santa Clara Valley in the days before it was Silicon Valley.
Local photographer and Milpitas Historical Society member Gabriel Ibarra’s photos of historic local homes will be on display in two locations.
(Read the new article under the “Milpitas History” page.)