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.

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
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
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
[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

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 the 8th Annual Black History Month Program. Dr. James Lance Taylor, Professor and Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of San Francisco, will be leading the lecture and 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 with museum admission.

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

Toddler Time: Pets

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

A program for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Join us at the HAHS Museum of History & Culture on specified Thursdays throughout the year for stories, songs, games, and play! Older siblings are always welcome!

The Hayward Animal Shelter will join us this month to share all 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 soon.

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.


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
History for Half Pints: Día de los Muertos
Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

History for Half Pints: Día de los Muertos

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Bring the whole family down to the Museum for Día de los Muertos festivities! Kids will have the opportunity to decorate sugar skulls, create wonderful works of tin art, and produce Día de los Muertos inspired prints from artist Robert Wolff's wood carved stamps.

Free with museum admission.

Shrouded Tales at San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
Oct
7
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
San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery Clean Up
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery Clean Up

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Please join HAHS and the Friends of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery in cleaning up our beloved cemetery! It’s time to prepare for this year’s autumnal shedding and for our Shrouded Tales Tours at the Cemetery. Meet at the corner of Usher and College Streets. Bring gloves and rakes. Water and light snacks will be provided.

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe
Sep
23
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe

  • Cannery Cafe

A Farm-to-Table Pop-Up Dinner! Executive Chef Jeff Rosen creates a special supper for your dining pleasure. Three course family-style dinner includes:

  • Chef's choice snack
  • Roasted butternut squash salad with arugula, spiced pecans and Laura Chenel chevre
  • Marin Sun Farms Prime Rib of Beef, au jus with horsey sauce, potato and root vegetable gratin and creamed autumn greens
  • Vegetarian Option: Crispy eggplant "Napoleon" with farmer's cheese, slow roasted Capay heirloom tomatoes, wild mushrooms and herb "emerald" sauce
  • Bananas Foster bread pudding with crème chantilly
  • 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. 

Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion
Sep
17
Sep 18

Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Experienced investigators lead attendees through the properties 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.

Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of both properties. Equipment is not provided. To book, purchase tickets online or call (510) 581-0223.

[If These Walls Could Talk] The Art of Display: An Overview of Art Within McConaghy House
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

[If These Walls Could Talk] The Art of Display: An Overview of Art Within McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Explore the artwork at McConaghy House. Examine trends in displaying art and take a closer look at the paintings themselves. Proceeds support maintenance and restoration efforts at McConaghy House. Tickets must be purchased in advance below or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Vacations: Leisure Activities and Locations
[Digging Up the Past] Burials of Note: Part I
Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

[Digging Up the Past] Burials of Note: Part I

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Hear the personal stories of some of the early Hayward area pioneers and learn how they helped shape the growth of the region. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

Digging Up The Past Cemetery Tour
Friday Supper Club at the Cannery
Aug
26
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery

  • The Cannery Cafe

A Farm-to-Table Pop-Up Dinner! Executive Chef Jeff Rosen creates a special supper for your dining pleasure. 

August is Endless Summer Clambake! Three course family-style dinner includes:

  • Chef's choice snack
  • Shaved summer melon salad with feta, arugula, ancho spiced pecans and honey lime vinaigrette
  • Shrimp, mussels and lobster tail baked in Anchor Steam, lemon and garlic
  • Grilled housemade spicy pork-fennel sausages with whole mustard sauce
  • Buttery corn on the cob
  • Sweet potato fries with peach ketchup
  • Cannery "Whoopie" pies

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. 

Summer Days at Meek Mansion
Aug
20
Aug 21

Summer Days at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Celebrate summer with tours and a movie at the Meek Mansion and Park! There will be family history tours of the Mansion in the afternoon and a viewing of the movie Hotel Transylvania in the park under the stars. In the spirit of the film, come in your favorite monster gear! Participate in a parade and win prizes for best costumes. Visit the concession stand for drinks and goodies. This event is produced in partnership with Hayward Area Recreation District. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and restoration of the Mansion.

Mansion Tour times: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Tickets for the tours are limited and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

1:00 – 5:00 PM: BikeMobile will provide free bike repairs to the first 20 sign-ups that day. More info at bayareabikemobile.org.

6:00 PM: Costume Parade in the park. Entry is free! Prizes awarded for best monster costumes.

7:00 PM: Movie starts!

Mansion Tour Tickets
[If These Walls Could Talk] Vacations: Leisure Activities and Locations
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

[If These Walls Could Talk] Vacations: Leisure Activities and Locations

  • McConaghy House

Explore the McConaghy family's leisure activities and vacation spots. See how archives and artifacts can relay stories about what people did for fun. Proceeds go toward maintenance and restoration efforts. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

Vacations: Leisure Activities and Locations
Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House
Aug
13
Aug 14

Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Experienced investigators lead attendees through the properties 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.

Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of both properties. Equipment is not provided. To book, purchase tickets online or call (510) 581-0223.

Not Everything is on the Internet: An Exploration of Primary Sources
Aug
13
10:30 am10:30

Not Everything is on the Internet: An Exploration of Primary Sources

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Why do we collect documents in archives? Isn’t everything already on the internet and available at the touch of a button? The truth is, there is a lot of information that is not online.  Come and see the valuable resources that are only available in the HAHS archives. Our staff will explain how we use these precious resources and how we make them available to people just like you. We will even take you on a tour of the archival storage rooms. All ages are welcome, join us! Free with museum admission.

[Digging Up the Past] Native Of: Stories of Immigration
Aug
13
9:00 am09:00

[Digging Up the Past] Native Of: Stories of Immigration

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

The Hayward area has always been an immigration hotspot. Many of the cemetery’s headstones reflect where early residents came from before building their lives here in California. Join us for an exploration of their stories. Proceeds benefit maintenance and restoration efforts of the site. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

Digging Up The Past Cemetery Tour