8th Annual Black History Month Program: The Crisis in Black Education
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

8th Annual Black History Month Program: The Crisis in Black Education

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Join us for a lecture by Dr. James Lance Taylor, Professor and Director of African-American Studies at University of San Francisco, followed by discussion coinciding with the national theme, “The Crisis in Black Education.” This program is planned in partnership with the Eden Rose Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and the Women’s Ministry at Palma Ceia Baptist Church.

Free admission

Toddler Time: Pets
Feb
9
10:30 am10:30

Toddler Time: Pets

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

A NEW family program for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, games, and play! Older siblings are always welcome. The Hayward Animal Shelter will be here with Molly the Dog to teach us about our wonderfully lovable pets.

Free with museum admission.

Valentine's Day at McConaghy House
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Valentine's Day at McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Haven't decided on how to commemorate Valentine's Day? Join us at McConaghy House for a Valentine's Date Night! Enjoy a self-guided tour of the house where actors will illuminate the history of Valentine's Day, listen to music in the carriage house while wine and chocolate tasting, and enjoy some Valentine's crafts. 

Proceeds support the continued maintenance and restoration of this historic local landmark.

$25 per person, $40 per couple. Tickets available below or call (510) 581-0223.

Valentine's Day at McConaghy House
Black History Month: Open Mic Night
Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

Black History Month: Open Mic Night

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Calling all poets! Join us for an Open Mic event that welcomes writers at all ages and levels. In honor of Black History Month we will be holding a competition for the best African American themed poem. Doors open at 5:30pm and sign-ups will be on a first come first serve basis; performances will begin at 6:00pm.

Sponsored by Lunchbox International. Free admission.

Meek Mansion Paracon
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Meek Mansion Paracon

  • Meek Mansion

Learn directly from leaders in the paranormal field, and then put your new skills to work with an investigation of Meek Mansion or McConaghy House. 

Speakers include Loyd Auerbach, Parapsychologist & Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations; Rev. David Deerfeeder, Priest, Author & Medium; Elaine Davison, Paranormal Investigator & Creator of Paranormalsafety.com; Ellen MacFarlane & Devin Sisk, Paranormal Investigators & Napa City Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour; and HAHS’ very own Diane Curry, Curator & Archivist. More speakers to be added. 

Conference is scheduled 9AM - 5PM
Investigation is scheduled 7PM - Midnight
$75 for Workshop OR Investigation
$125 for Workshop AND Investigation

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Space for investigation is limited to 20 people per location. For tickets, purchase below or call (510) 581-0223. Ages 18+

Meek Mansion Paracon
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[Opening Reception] Celebrating Community: Black Families of Fairview and Kelly Hill
Jan
20
5:30 pm17:30

[Opening Reception] Celebrating Community: Black Families of Fairview and Kelly Hill

Meet guest curator Karen McHenry-Smith and see the new Community Gallery exhibit Celebrating Community: Black Families of Fairview and Kelly Hill. This local history exhibits depicts the diverse experiences of past and present residents, with emphasis on Black families that purchased homes and moved to this East Bay suburban community in the 1950s and 1960s. More information available here

Exhibit sponsored by Paradise Road Ranch and KMS Unique Angels & Gifts

Dinner with a Ghost
Jan
1
7:59 pm19:59

Dinner with a Ghost

  • Meek Mansion

If you're looking for something different to ring in the New Year, come to Meek Mansion for Dinner with a Ghost. Charity dinner in partnership with Ghost Town Operations and Napa City Ghost and Legends

Dinner and Paranormal Investigation $159; Paranormal Investigation Only $75. To order tickets, call John at (503) 569-4753 to make your reservation. Then pay for your tickets with PayPal and send money to gtopscimock@gmail.com. Save your confirmation number and pick up tickets at Will Call. Will Call hours for dinner and tour from 6:30-7PM, tour will call hours at from 8-9PM. 

Dinner with a Ghost
Dec
31
7:00 pm19:00

Dinner with a Ghost

  • Meek Mansion

If you're looking for something different to ring in the New Year, come to Meek Mansion for Dinner with a Ghost. Charity dinner in partnership with Ghost Town Operations and Napa City Ghost and Legends

Dinner and Paranormal Investigation $159; Paranormal Investigation Only $75. To order tickets, call John at (503) 569-4753 to make your reservation. Then pay for your tickets with PayPal and send money to gtopscimock@gmail.com. Save your confirmation number and pick up tickets at Will Call. Will Call hours for dinner and tour from 6:30-7PM, tour will call hours at from 8-9PM. 

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery
Dec
30
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery

  • Cannery Cafe

A Farm-to-Table Pop-Up Dinner! Join the Cannery Cafe for special Friday Supper Club with Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen.

Three course family style dinner includes:

  • Chef's choice snack
  • Bloomsdale spinach salad, spiced pecans, goat cheese, roasted apple dressing
  • BSK fried chicken and waffles, brown sugar butter
  • Braised, smoked tofu and roasted eggplant, molasses BBQ sauce
  • Mini Barlavento chocolate cream pies

Includes lemonade, iced tea, and coffee. Wine and beer will be available at happy hour prices. Tickets $40 online or pre-order at the cafe counter; $45 at the door. 

Buena Vino Social Club
Dec
22
5:30 pm17:30

Buena Vino Social Club

  • Cannery Cafe

Michelle L'Don of Real Wines and Mountain People's Warehouse will be pouring glasses and flights specially selected from their organic and biodynamic portfolio.

Live music from The Good Guys. No cover. Limited food menu will be available for purchase.

Twelve Stories of Christmas
Dec
18
10:00 am10:00

Twelve Stories of Christmas

  • McConaghy House

A new holiday experience at McConaghy House! Listen to stories from Christmases past as told by the “McConaghy family and friends.” Refreshments will be served in the Carriage House with an opportunity to meet the actors.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. $15 general; $10 HAHS Members, seniors and students; Free for children ages 9 and younger. Proceeds support the maintence of the historic property.

When purchasing tickets through PayPal, please indicate the number of children in your party by making a note in the instructions to the seller. 

Twelve Stories of Christmas
Twelve Stories of Christmas
Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

Twelve Stories of Christmas

  • McConaghy House

A new holiday experience at McConaghy House! Listen to stories from Christmases past as told by the “McConaghy family and friends.” Refreshments will be served in the Carriage House with an opportunity to meet the actors.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. $15 general; $10 HAHS Members, seniors and students; Free for children ages 9 and younger. Proceeds support the maintence of the historic property.

When purchasing tickets through PayPal, please indicate the number of children in your party by making a note in the instructions to the seller. 

Twelve Stories of Christmas
Twelve Stories of Christmas
Dec
10
5:00 pm17:00

Twelve Stories of Christmas

  • McConaghy House

A new holiday experience at McConaghy House! Listen to stories from Christmases past as told by the “McConaghy family and friends.” Refreshments will be served in the Carriage House with an opportunity to meet the actors.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. $15 general; $10 HAHS Members, seniors and students; Free for children ages 9 and younger. Proceeds support the maintence of the historic property.

When purchasing tickets through PayPal, please indicate the number of children in your party by making a note in the instructions to the seller. 

Twelve Stories of Christmas
Botanical Beauties Art Demonstration
Dec
10
1:00 pm13:00

Botanical Beauties Art Demonstration

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

How would you paint plants without green paint? Students from the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration will answer this (and many other watercolor-related questions) during their demonstration. Artists will share how they became interested in painting, show how to mix colors for a broad palette, and help you examine botanical paintings. Following the demonstration audience members will be invited to try their hand at watercolor painting. 

Supplies will be provided. Free with museum admission.

Founders Day Celebration
Dec
6
1:00 pm13:00

Founders Day Celebration

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Join us for our Founders Day Celebration and celebrate our 60th Anniversary! Special museum hours, refreshments, and an evening of viewing CSUEB Public History student films on the topic of local history. Free admission!

1:00 - 5:00 PM: Special Museum Hours.

5:00 PM: Anniversary Ceremony

6:30 PM: CSUEB Public History student film viewing

Thanksgiving Week Hours
Nov
23
Nov 25

Thanksgiving Week Hours

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Below are our Thanksigiving Week hours:

  • Wednesday, November 23: Museum and Cafe open regular hours, Research Library closed
  • Thursday, November 24: Museum, Cafe, and Research Library closed
  • Friday, November 25: Cannery Cafe open 9AM-1PM, Museum and Research Library closed

 

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery
Nov
18
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery

  • Cannery Cafe

A Farm-to-Table Pop-Up Dinner! Executive Chef Jeff Rosen creates a special supper for your dining pleasure. For this Pop-up, we're taking a trip to Italy! Arrivederci Turkey Dinner! Ciao Abudanza! Three course family-style dinner includes:

  • Chef's choice snack
  • Grilled radicchio, endive and fennel salad, burrata friti, prosciutto "chips" and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Polpetti al puttanesca; mini house-made beef, pork and veal meatballs with roasted tomatoes, capers, castelvetrano olives, anchovies and chile flakes
  • Mary's chicken parmesan
  • Eggplant rotini al pesto
  • Pappardelle with garlic, parsley, EVOO, Oaktown Spice Shop's porcini salt and Reggiano
  • Rosemary roasted root vegetables
  • Jeff da Chef's famous tiramisu

Includes lemonade, ice tea, and coffee. Wine and beer available at happy hour prices!

Social hour starts at 6:30PM. Dinner begins at 7:00PM. Tickets $40 online or pre-order at the Cafe, $45 at the door. 

Buena Vino Social Club at the Cannery Cafe
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Buena Vino Social Club at the Cannery Cafe

  • Cannery Cafe

Introducing the Buena Vino Social Club at the Cannery Cafe! Come join us for this special once or twice a month Thursday night gathering! This time we will be featuring delish Rhone Rangers from Urban Legend in Oakland, and live music from Sezu. No cover and a limited Cannery menu will be available for purchase. 

The Twelve Stories of Christmas
Nov
9
3:00 pm15:00

The Twelve Stories of Christmas

  • McConaghy House

The rooms will be decorated in all of their holiday cheer and waiting to welcome you. Hear a story about Thanksgiving and New Year as well as others about Christmases past. Following the tour, you are invited to join us in the Carriage House for cider, goodies and a chance to meet our cast of characters. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets below or by calling (510) 581-0223. 

Twelve Stories of Christmas

Note: If children under 9 are included in your party, please indicate how many children in the notes when purchasing. Thank you.

Paranormal Investigation
Oct
29
Oct 30

Paranormal Investigation

Experienced investigators lead attendees through either Meek Mansion or McConaghy House, with access to all non-restricted areas. Many paranormal research groups have investigated the two locations and found them to be very active sites. Data collected on previous investigations include electronic voice phenomena (EVP), cold spots, touches, apparitions and much more.

$75 General Admission. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the historic sites. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Ages 18+. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

NOTE: All tickets for Meek Mansion are SOLD OUT!

Paranormal Investigation Tickets
Friday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe
Oct
28
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe

  • Cannery Cafe

A Farm-to-Table Pop-Up Dinner! Special guest Chef Alex Hrvatin returns for a very special Día de los Muertos supper for your dining pleasure.

Three course family-style dinner includes:

  • Chef's choice snack: Tamal of calabase y queso con mole de pepita
  • Tapas plate: brandade en crostini, pickled vegetables, warm olives, fried anchovy with aioli, tortilla esponola
  • Cochinita Pibil, Pescado Verde, Refried Rancho Gordo Beans, Spanish Rice, Elote Corn "off the cob"
  • Vegetarian option: Huevos Adobo
  • Fresh churros with Mexican hot chocolate sauce

Includes lemonade, iced tea and coffee. Wine and beer available at happy hour prices.

Social hour starts at 6:30PM. Dinner begins at 7:00PM. Tickets $40 online or pre-order at the Cafe, $45 at the door. 

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Explore true tales of tragic ends, Victorian death traditions and superstitions, all sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal. Join our spirits and spooks for a bit of Halloween fun.

Two tours per night at 7:00 and 9:00. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site. Tickets are limited; purchase below or by calling (510) 581-0223. 

NOTE: Both 7PM tours are sold out.

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
Oct
21
7:00 pm19:00

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Explore true tales of tragic ends, Victorian death traditions and superstitions, all sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal. Join our spirits and spooks for a bit of Halloween fun.

Two tours per night at 7:00 and 9:00. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site. Tickets are limited; purchase below or by calling (510) 581-0223. 

NOTE: Both 7PM tours are sold out.

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
What is Día de los Muertos?
Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

What is Día de los Muertos?

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Find out more about the origins of Día de los Muertos with an interactive presentation by artist and cultural educator Anita De Lucio. Visitors will get to experience our Day of the Dead exhibit in new detail and will even get to taste some pan de muerto!

Free with museum admission

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Explore true tales of tragic ends, Victorian death traditions and superstitions, all sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal. Join our spirits and spooks for a bit of Halloween fun.

Two tours per night at 7:00 and 9:00. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site. Tickets are limited; purchase below or by calling (510) 581-0223. 

NOTE: All tours for Meek Mansion are currently sold out.

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Explore true tales of tragic ends, Victorian death traditions and superstitions, all sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal. Join our spirits and spooks for a bit of Halloween fun.

Two tours per night at 7:00 and 9:00. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site. Tickets are limited; purchase below or by calling (510) 581-0223. 

NOTE: All tours for Meek Mansion are currently sold out.

Shrouded Tales at San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

Shrouded Tales at San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Explore true tales of tragic ends, Victorian death traditions and superstitions, all sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal. Join our spirits and spooks for a bit of Halloween fun.

Two tours per night at 7:00 and 9:00. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site. Tickets are limited; purchase below or by calling (510) 581-0223. 

NOTE: Sat Oct 8 at 7PM is sold out.

Shrouded Tales at SLZ Pioneer Cemetery