Meetings 2017

Milpitas Historical Society meetings are held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the Milpitas Community Library, 160 N. Main St., Milpitas, CA.
Our meetings are free and all are welcome. Hope to see you there!

April 12: Research and History Gems of Santa Clara

Mary Hanel, Santa Clara Historical Society

March 8: Milpitas Mystery Building

Milpitas Mystery BuildingThere will be a short presentation about the identification and story on the subject of this photo-graph – do you recognize this building or know where in Milpitas it stood? This Milpitas history mystery will be solved as part of our Treasurer Joseph Ehardt’s show-and-tell.

February 16 Installation Dinner (Members Only)

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Instead of meeting on the second Wednesday of February, the Milpitas Historical Society will hold its annual Installation Dinner at the Summitpointe Golf Course Restaurant on the third Thursday, February 16, at 6:30 pm. Members will be receiving their official invitation to this event (with price information) at the beginning of next month.

The historical presentation at the dinner will be “Brave Local Pioneer Women” presented by Rose Marie Beebe, Professor of Spanish at Santa Clara University and author of several books about early California history.

Our new Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran will administer the oath of office for the new Officers and Board of Directors.

January 11 Meeting: History of Palo Alto and
Election of Officers and Directors

The Milpitas Historical Society’s first meeting will be a presentation about the history of the city of Palo Alto. Please note that this meeting will take place in the Children’s Activity Room.

Steve Staiger
Steve Staiger
Our speaker will be historian Steve Staiger, who has dedicated his time to preserving the history of Palo Alto through his work as the city’s Historian at the Guy Miller Archives, as well as through his work at the Palo Alto Historical Association, Palo Alto Stanford (PAST) Heritage Association, the Palo Alto History Museum, and in teaching this history to Palo Alto’s youth.

Palo Alto” (Tall Tree)
The centuries-old “Palo Alto”
(Tall Tree), for which Palo Alto was named, is still standing at the north end of Palo Alto.
From the Portola expedition in 1769-1770, which camped for a week at “El Palo Alto” (see photo), through the earliest settlers, such as Rafael Soto and his family who sold goods to travelers in 1827, to the present day upscale high-tech educa-tional hub that is Palo Alto, Steve Staiger will take us on a lively historical journey.

The election of Officers and Directors for 2017 will also be held at the regular meeting on January 11.

Please join us for this informative presentation and the Election.
Afterwards stay for treats and conversation.

Milpitas Historical Society Board Meeting: January 4

The next meeting, on Wednesday, January 4 at 1:30 pm, will be in Group Study Room A at the Milpitas Library. Subsequent meetings will be held at a location to be decided at this meeting and announced in the newsletter for each month. Members are always welcome.

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