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. 

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
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. 

Shrouded Tales at SLZ Pioneer Cemetery
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: Friday, October 14 at 9PM is SOLD OUT.

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
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: Friday, October 14 at 9PM is SOLD OUT.

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
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 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: Friday, October 21 at 9PM is SOLD OUT.

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
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: Friday, October 21 at 9PM is SOLD OUT.

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
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! Executive Chef Jeff Rosen creates a special supper for your dining pleasure. Thre course family-style dinner 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. 

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

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
[Summer Walking Tour] Odd Fellows Hall
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

[Summer Walking Tour] Odd Fellows Hall

  • Odd Fellows Hall

Take a walk through Hayward history at the Odd Fellows Hall, built in 1868, enlarged in 1893, remodeled in 1926, and an elevator installed in 2015.  Located at 950 B Street, entry is at the back of the building in Municipal Parking Lot No 1.

Meet in Municipal Parking Lot No 1, accessible from Main Street, B Street, and Mission Boulevard. $5 general, $3 seniors and students, Free for HAHS Members.

[If These Walls Could Talk] Meals, Spirits and Medicine
Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

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

  • McConaghy House

...and no we don't mean ghosts! This tour will look at consumables from Victorian times to the 1930s. We will look at 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 circumstances and its use in medicinal products. Proceeds support maintenance and restoration efforts of the site. Tickets can be purchase below or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Meals, Spirits and Medicine Tour
[Digging Up the Past] Burials of Note, Part II
Jul
9
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 are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Digging Up The Past Cemetery Tour
Fourth of July at Meek Park
Jul
4
11:00 am11:00

Fourth of July at Meek Park

  • Meek Mansion

Celebrate our nation's independence at Meek Park!

Explore Meek Mansion and learn about this local historic house. Participate in a new history scavenger hunt along with games, crafts, live music and food.

Introducing the “I, too, am America” competition open to all children. Children can enter their artwork (drawings, poems, posters, paintings, sculptures, collages, etc) that shows or explains how they are America. Bring entries to the HAHS Information Booth at the celebration until 1:00 PM and winners announced at 2:00PM.

Dance Lesson: ¡Cumbia!
Jun
30
6:30 pm18:30

Dance Lesson: ¡Cumbia!

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Learn to dance Cumbia! Originating in Colombia, this fast paced, fun, and passionate music has taken Latin America and America by storm. Influenced by Indigenous, African, and European music it serves as a fantastic representation of the diversity that exists in Latin America and the Latino community. This event features Cumbia dance instructor Adriana Sanchez from Colombian Soul and DJ Ray Robelo from Jazz Caliente Entertainment. Free Admission

Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe
Jun
24
6:30 pm18:30

Friday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe

  • The Cannery Cafe

A Farm-to-Table Pop-Up Dinner!

Three course dinner includes:

  • Chef's choice snack
  • Warm herb roasted Tennyson High Farms summer squashes, house made fresh mozzarella and prosciutto "chips"
  • Marin Sun Farms salt roasted Prime Rib, natural jus, horseradish cream, Yukon gold potato-green garlic gratin and Summer bean succotash
  • Vegetarian option: Quinoa and red lentil cake, horseradish cream and Summer bean succotash
  • Peach and strawberry "Naploeon" white chocolate and bourbon caramel

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

Social hour at 6:30PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM. $40 online or pre-order in person at the cafe counter. $45 at the door.

Summer Days at Meek Mansion and Park
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Summer Days at Meek Mansion and Park

  • Meek Mansion and Park

Celebrate Father's Day 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 Hook in the park under the stars. In the spirit of the film, come in your pirate gear or fairy wings! 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.

6:00 PM – Costume Parade in the park. Entry is free! Prizes awarded for best pirate and fairy costumes.

7:00 PM – Movie starts! 

Mansion Tour Tickets
[If These Walls Could Talk] Gadgets Galore: What the Heck is This?
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

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

  • McConaghy House

Have a look at various household tools and technologies used in the past and hazard a guess at what their modern equivalents might be. What did housekeepers use to clean carpets before the vacuum was invented? Learn more about this and other oddities. Proceeds support restoration and maintenance of McConaghy House. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Gadgets Galore Tour
Jun
11
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? What’s the difference between a rose bud and a rose in full bloom? Or an intact chain link versus a broken one? Now is your chance to find out! Join staff and volunteers for a tour of various symbols seen on tombstones and what they can tell us about the deceased. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the Cemetery. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. $15 general, $10 members, seniors and students.

Digging Up The Past Cemetery Tour
[History Talks] What is Latin@?
May
25
6:30 pm18:30

[History Talks] What is Latin@?

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Hispanic, Chicano, Xicana, Latino - are all words used to describe people of Latin American descent living in America. How does identity affect the "Latino" community? Join San Francisco State Professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murgía and others in exploring the question of "What is Latinidad?" Free Admission

Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Alejandro Murgía

Alejandro Murgía

May
21
1:00 pm13:00

Fashions of the Model A Era

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

An informal fashion show highlighting the clothing worn during the era of the Model A, 1928-1931. You may even hear an amusing story or two about driving and owning a Model A!

Free with Museum Admission

In partnership with the Acorn A's Model A Ford Club of Castro Valley.

[If These Walls Could Talk] From Wood to Wool: An Architectural Tour of McConaghy House
May
21
10:00 am10:00

[If These Walls Could Talk] From Wood to Wool: An Architectural Tour of McConaghy House

  • McConaghy House

Explore McConaghy House from an architectural perspective and learn what makes this property unique. Delve into the architectural styles and materials that define the make up of the historic site. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and restoration of this Victorian home. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. $15 general, $10 HAHS members, seniors and students. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

From Wood To Wool Tickets
Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion
May
14
May 15

Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Do you watch Ghost Hunters or other similar shows? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at what they do? Work side by side with experienced paranormal investigators as they search for paranormal activity throughout the Mansion. Learn how to use various tools and techniques associated with ghost hunting. Visitors will have access to all non-restricted areas of the Mansion. Bring your own equipment if you like.

Proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of this landmark site. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Limit is 15 people per investigation. For more information and to book your tickets, please call (510) 581-0223 or visit www.haywardareahistory.org/paranormal-investigations.

May
14
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. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the site. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

Digging Up The Past Cemetery Tour
Marble and Molding: An Architecture Tour of Meek Mansion
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Marble and Molding: An Architecture Tour of Meek Mansion

  • Meek Mansion

Curious about Meek Mansion? Now is your chance to learn about this local landmark. Examine exterior and interior features focusing details such as columns, fireplaces and decorative plaster. This is fun way to learn about Victorian era craftsmanship and future plans for the house! Proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of the historic site.

Two 1-hour tours: 10AM and 1PM. $15 general, $10 HAHS members, seniors and students. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets below or call (510) 581-0223.

Marble and Molding Tickets
60th Anniversary Gala
Apr
30
7:00 pm19:00

60th Anniversary Gala

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Celebrate 60 years of the Hayward Area Historical Society with a festive fundraising evening of martini tastings and culinary delights. Proceeds support HAHS’ public programs, K-12 school tours, temporary and permanent exhibitions, and other exciting activities at the Museum of History and Culture and three historic properties: McConaghy House, Meek Mansion, and the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery. For tickets, please call (510) 581-0223 or purchase online here.

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery Clean Up
Apr
30
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! The wet winter months have let the weeds take over. With Open Days and tours approaching it is time to beautify this local treasure. Bring gloves and rakes. Water and light snacks will be provided.

[History Talks] Peril and Promise
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

[History Talks] Peril and Promise

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Watch Episode Six of the documentary Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, followed by Hayward City Council members Francisco Zermeño and Elisa Marquez discussing the future of Latino voting power and our increasingly diverse educational system. With the immigration debate dominating the 2016 Presidential election, these discussions are more relevant than ever. Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

FREE!