[Summer Dance Series] Scottish Country Dancing
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

[Summer Dance Series] Scottish Country Dancing

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Deriving from traditional British forms of dance, Scottish Country Dancing became popular in the mid-18th century as a more relaxed and social dance involving groups or couples of dancers.  All ages and skill levels are welcome to join in on this introductory dance lesson of Scottish Country Dancing instructed by local artist Mary McWilliams. Free with museum admission.

Toddler Time: Farm and Harvest
Aug
10
10:30 am10:30

Toddler Time: Farm and Harvest

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

We’re coming to the end of summer and it’s getting to be the season of harvest. Bring your little ones in to the Museum for our monthly Toddler Time program filled with stories, crafts, and games. More information about our family programs is available here.

[Digging Up the Past] "Native of..." Stories of Immigration
Aug
12
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.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 581-0223.

History for Half Pints: Back to School
Aug
12
10:00 am10:00

History for Half Pints: Back to School

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

It’s that time that your young students start preparing for the next year of learning and excitement!  Join us to make your personalized notebooks, create your own bookmarks, and get some free school supplies.

This program made possible by the Fund-A-Need Campaign.

Public Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House
Aug
19
Aug 20

Public Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Experienced investigators lead attendees through the property with access to all non-restricted areas. Many paranormal research groups have investigated the location 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. Proceeds go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of both properties. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Summer Days at Meek Mansion and Park
Aug
26
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Days at Meek Mansion and Park

  • Meek Mansion

Spend the day in the park with the family! There will be family history tours of the Mansion in the afternoon and a viewing of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) in the evening under the stars. In the spirit of the film, come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. Movie starts at 8:30 PM. This event is produced in partnership with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD).

Mansion Tour Times: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM. Tickets for tours are limited and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tour tickets below or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds benefits the maintenance and restoration of the property.

Mansion Tour Tickets

Note: This had previously been listed as a viewing of "Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)." We apologize for any confusion.


Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion
Jul
15
Jul 16

Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Experienced investigators lead attendees through the property with access to all non-restricted areas. Many paranormal research groups have investigated the location 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. Proceeds go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of both properties. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Jul
15
1:00 pm13:00

Unmentionable Program

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

In conjunction with our current exhibition, Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts, retired OMCA Costume Curator Inez Brooks-Myers and Rick Moss, Chief Curator and Executive Director of the African American Museum & Library in Oakland, will discuss "unmentionables" (yes, the fashion of undergarments!) and other unmentionable things! Free with museum admission.

[If These Walls Could Talk] Meals, Spirits, and Medicine
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

[If These Walls Could Talk] Meals, Spirits, and Medicine

  • McConaghy House

This tour will look at consumables from Victorian times to the 1930s. Learn how traditional food choices were altered by living in California, the difference between family meals and food for entertaining, and the role of alcohol in social occasions and its use in medicinal products. Proceeds support maintenance and restoration efforts of the site.

Tickets can be purchases online or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Toddler Time: Seaside
Jul
13
10:30 am10:30

Toddler Time: Seaside

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

The seaside is a place for all to explore! Join us on this journey as we learn more about the amazing creatures that call the sea home. Toddler Time is a family program with focus on children ages 0-5 years. Older siblings are always welcome! More information about our family programs is available here.

[Digging Up the Past] Burials of Note, Part II
Jul
8
9:00 am09:00

[Digging Up the Past] Burials of Note, Part II

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Not all of our interesting individuals would fit on one tour. Join us for part two of our tour about some of the early pioneers who shaped the Hayward area community. Hear their personal stories as well as how they impacted the growth of the region. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Independence Day Celebration at Meek Mansion
Jul
2
11:00 am11:00

Independence Day Celebration at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion and Park

This year’s totally free and fun filled Independence Day Celebration at Meek Park will be held on Sunday, July 2 from 11am to 3pm.  The well-known community symbol and residence of the Meek Family will be open to the public for walk-through tours.  Grab some lunch at the local food vendor booths, pull out those picnic blankets, and enjoy the sounds of Johnny Mahalo and the Wild Coconuts.  There will be outdoor games, patriotic crafts, face painting, community groups, and festivities for the whole family.  Join the Hayward Area Historical Society in celebrating this wonderful occasion!

This program is sponsored in part by the Hayward Area Parks and Recreation District (HARD).

Jul
1
11:00 am11:00

Pop Up Story Time

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Penny Peck, President of the San Lorenzo School Board and longtime children's librarian, is offering a storytime for children ages 3-8 years, their parents, and siblings, to celebrate Strong Women in U.S. History to coincide with the AAUW (American Association of University Women) exhibit 75 Years of Women's Empowerment. This free family storytime will mix songs and stories and finishing with arts and crafts relating to the exhibit. Books include Around American to Win the Right to Vote, This Land Is Your Land, and other picture books.

[Summer Dance Series] Swing Dance
Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

[Summer Dance Series] Swing Dance

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

What better way to express yourself and share your culture than through dance? Join us for a new exciting and energetic summer dance series at HAHS. Join us for the first lesson of HAHS’s Summer Dance Series! This month we welcome instructor Mike Quebec to teach a fast-paced, lively swing dance lesson.  

Free with museum admission.

Public Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House
Jun
17
Jun 18

Public Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Experienced investigators lead attendees through the property with access to all non-restricted areas. Many paranormal research groups have investigated the location 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. Proceeds go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of both properties. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Purchased tickets online here or call (510) 581-0223.

Ages 18+

[If These Walls Could Talk] Gadgets Galore: What the Heck is This?
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

[If These Walls Could Talk] Gadgets Galore: What the Heck is This?

  • McConaghy House

Bring the family out for a scavenger hunt at McConaghy House and learn about past technology! Find historical equivalents to our favorite modern tools throughout the house and stay for a discussion about the history of the objects you find. 

Proceeds support restoration and maintenance of McConaghy House. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Tickets available online here or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Buena Vino Social Club
Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Buena Vino Social Club

  • Cannery Cafe

Enjoy another fun wine and music gathering! Glasses and flights of interesting wines are on the slate and and a limited regular Cannery menu will be available. Enjoy live music from 6:30-8:30 PM. No cover charge.

[Digging Up the Past] Cemetery Symbolism: Expressions of Individuality and Victorian Culture
Jun
10
9:00 am09:00

[Digging Up the Past] Cemetery Symbolism: Expressions of Individuality and Victorian Culture

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Ever wonder what all those symbols on old tombstones signify? Join staff and volunteers for a tour of various symbols seen on tombstones and what we can learn from them about the deceased. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the Cemetery. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Tickets and more information available here or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Toddler Time: Baseball
Jun
8
10:30 am10:30

Toddler Time: Baseball

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Baseball is widely known as America’s greatest pastime. Bring your little ones to this month’s Toddler Time to learn about this classic sport through stories, songs, and crafts. 

Free with museum admission.

Vistas Guiadas en Español en la casa McConaghy (Spanish Tours at McConaghy)
Jun
4
11:30 am11:30

Vistas Guiadas en Español en la casa McConaghy (Spanish Tours at McConaghy)

  • McConaghy House

Construida en el año 1888, La Casa McConaghy es un verdadero tesoro de esta zona. La estructura de esta encantadora casa de campo, incluye doce cuartos llenos de decoraciones, pinturas de arte y muebles del tiempo en que la familia McConaghy vivió en el pueblo de San Lorenzo. Ofrecemos giras en Español, para una vista al pasado y conocer más como vivió la familia McConaghy en ese tiempo de la historia.

Las giras son a las 11:30 de la mañana y 1:30 de la tarde

Adultos $5, Estudiantes y personas mayores $3, Niños menores de 4 años gratis

Built in 1888, the McConaghy House is truly a local treasure. The lovely 12 room farmhouse is filled with décor, paintings and furniture from the time the McConaghy Family resided in San Lorenzo. For a look into the past join us for tours of the house in Spanish.

Tours at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Adults $5, Students and Seniors, $3, Children under 4 are free

Summer Days at Meek Mansion and Park
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Days at Meek Mansion and Park

  • Meek Mansion and Park

Spend the day in the park with the family! There will be family history tours of the Mansion in the afternoon and a viewing of the live action version of The Jungle Book (2016) in the evening under the stars. In the spirit of the film, kids can come dressed as their favorite Jungle Book character and participate in a parade to win prizes for best costumes. Parade at 7:00 PM, Movie at 7:30 PM. This event is produced in partnership with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD).

Mansion Tour Times: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM. Tickets for tours are limited and must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased below or by calling (510) 581-0223. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and restoration of the property.

Mansion Tour Tickets
Buena Vino Social Club
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Buena Vino Social Club

  • Cannery Cafe

Enjoy another fun wine and music gathering! Glasses and flights of very interesting California wines are on the slate and and a limited regular Cannery menu will be available. The Flying Salvias will be performing for your listening pleasure from 6:30-8:30 PM. No cover charge.

Volunteer Orientation Meeting
May
13
10:00 am10:00

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

We love our volunteers! For more details about the opportunities and requirements for volunteering with HAHS, please join us at our informational Volunteer Orientation Meeting.

May
13
9:00 am09:00

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

  • San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery

Dig deeper into local history with a guided tour of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery and learn new information about our local pioneers. $15 General Admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors, and Students. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds support maintenance and preservation of the property.

May
6
2:00 pm14:00

CA-15 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition and Award Ceremony

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. To participate, artwork must be submitted to Congressman Swalwell’s District Office (3615 Castro Valley Blvd in Castro Valley) no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017. For additional information on the competition and the 2017 student guidelines visit www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.

Marble and Molding: An Architectural Tour
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Marble and Molding: An Architectural Tour

  • Meek Mansion

An excellent way to learn about Victorian craftsmanship! Examine Meek Mansion’s exterior and interior features, focusing on details such as columns, fireplaces and decorative plaster. Proceeds support maintenance and preservation of Meek Mansion. $15 General Admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors, and Students. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available below or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Two tours, twice the fun! 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Marble and Molding Tickets

Please note: 10:00 AM tour is sold out. For 1:00 PM tour tickets, please call.

May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Third Annual Student Film Festival

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Join us for the Third Annual Hayward Film Festival, featuring student films in the categories of Animation, Documentary, Experiments, Narrative, and Public Service Announcement. In collaboration with the Community MultiMedia Academy (CMMA) at Tennyson High School and Bay Area Digital Arts (BADA) at San Lorenzo High School.

More information about the Film Festival and instructions on how to submit your student film are available here.

History for Half Pints: Earth Day
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

History for Half Pints: Earth Day

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Our planet is truly a magnificent place with vibrant ecosystems that support all forms of life.  Join us in celebrating Earth Day by designing your own reusable bag, making a nature journal, and learning new ways we can respect our planet.  

Spring Cleaning: The Changing Role of Women and Technology
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Spring Cleaning: The Changing Role of Women and Technology

  • McConaghy House

Did advances in technology really lighten the workload for women? Examine the changes in cleaning methods, technology and convenience that shaped women’s daily lives from 1880 to 1940. Proceeds support maintenance and preservation of McConaghy House. Tickets for the tour must be purchased in advance online or by calling (510) 581-0223.