Here you will find weekly bits of information on topics like cultural arts and history.
We hope you will follow along to learn something new each week!
June 2, 2020
Alphabet History: B is for Baseball
May 26, 2020
Go behind the scenes at the Campbell Museums to explore "What’s in the Box?" Museum Collections Specialist, Anna Rosenbluth, will open one of the Campbell Museum’s collection boxes and reveal what is inside and the hidden history of those objects. This is video 1 of a series of What’s in the Box?
May 19, 2020
Little Blue Hen
Valley Water’s story of The Little Blue Hen was inspired by the traditional folk tale, “The Little Red Hen”, and tells the tale of the Little Blue Hen as she learns to conserve water every day. Presented in the style of a storybook with opportunities to join in, viewers will learn fun ways that they can conserve water in their homes every day, just like the Little Blue Hen! We hope you enjoy our story.
Alphabet History: A is for Ainsley House
In the spirit of remote learning, the Campbell Museums presents ALPHABET HISTORY. In addition to other tidbits and virtual History Happy Hour, we will present the Alphabet with each letter representing an artifact, image, or other historical element of the Campbell Museums. Even though the Campbell Museums is closed temporarily, we look forward to building more online content and seeing you in person soon!
May 12, 2020
While we can’t control external circumstances, we can control many things within us. Join us for Jill Henderson’s second Library Talk and learn how to create a solid foundation for yourself to remain healthy, rooted and able to make wise decisions as you navigate uncertain times!
History Happy Hour
Sending and receiving mail is something that many of us take for granted, until it is threatened. Currently, the USPS is faced with a funding crisis but throughout its history, the Postal Service has faced many challenges as well as dangers. The act of delivering mail was a very real threat.
Watch our video on the Dangers of Delivery, then take our trivia quiz to test your USPS knowledge.
When you are done, write a letter to someone in your life and mail it. Receiving personal mail can help brighten someone’s day, support the USPS, and allow you time to reflect on life away from technology.
May 5, 2020
On this Day:
Social distancing never went so far! On this date, May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard become the first American to travel into space when he flew a 15 minutes, suborbital flight.
History Happy Hour!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! It is always a great day to enjoy some Mexican food and drinks. But, why do we celebrate it? How did it become an American Tradition? Check out this History Mystery to learn more.
1937 1st Commercial Flight Across Pacific Operated by Pan Am
History Happy Hour!
Campbell is known as the Orchard City but, what are its roots? How did Campbell and Santa Clara Valley become Silicon Valley? History Happy Hour will start at the beginning with Campbell’s Roots, a video that will help explain it all.