In the early morning hours of November 22, 2017 the Milpitas City Council voted to accept the $315,000 bid from the non-profit Milpitas Community Museum to buy the long-vacant property at 230 N. Main Street, just north of the Milpitas Library. This clears the way toward establishing a centrally located park to serve nearby residents who have no park in their vicinity and which can be the home of the city’s first museum. Kudos to the board members of the Milpitas Community Museum, an offshoot of the Historical Society, for their hard work in seeing this project through and raising the money to successfully bid for the site: Don Peoples, Steve and Ellie Munzel, Bill Hare, Deepka Lalwani, Harriett McGuire, and many other members.
On Monday, November 13, 2017 Milpitas Historical Society Board members were treated to a special tour of the not-yet-open interior of the Alviso Adobe building by the City of Milpitas. It was arranged and led by Milpitas Recreation Services Manager Renee Lorentzen, who opened the restricted premises, showed board members around, and explained what furnishings and objects will be placed in the different rooms and the eras that they represent. The restoration and upgrades will be taking place over the coming year.