History Happy Hour 2016 Upcoming Dates: July 22: Historian Barney Terrell:THE SEPTEMBER BOYS In September 1917 over 200 men from Santa Clara County were drafted to fight in WWI. By September 1918 these men were part of the largest American Campaign in history, the attacks in Meuse-Argonne, France. Join us on July 22, as Barney Terrell, tells us their story.
Registration is now open online or please call: (408) 866-2104
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Event timeline: -- 5:30-6pm: doors open, appetizer and beverages available, Ainsley House open for walk through --6-7pm: speaker presents with time for Q & A inside the Living Room of the Ainsley House. --7-7:30pm: last call for beverages and Ainsley House walk through, clean up.
The Campbell Historical Museum is located in the City’s first public building, Firehouse #1. Visitors can explore the City’s rich history through self-guided tours. Changing exhibits use themes of Home Life, Community, Recreation, and Work to provide insight into daily life in the Santa Clara Valley over the past century. Engaging, hands-on features in each exhibit area encourage personal interaction with historical objects in order to better understand life in the region today.
Beautifully restored in an enchanting park-like setting, the English Tudor style architecture of the Ainsley House transports visitors to the bygone era of the 1920s. Built in 1925 as the home of canning pioneer J.C. Ainsley and his wife Alcinda, the home was moved to its present location in 1990. The exquisitely restored 15-room house is largely furnished with items original to the family, recreating the period when the Ainsley House was one of the grand homes of the Santa Clara Valley. The surrounding English gardens provide a refreshing respite for visitors to this unique historic house.