Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion

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

Two tours per night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets are limited: purchase online or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds go toward the maintenance and preservation of the sites.

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Ancient Roots & Folk Traditions of Mexico's Feast of Days of the Dead
Oct
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Ancient Roots & Folk Traditions of Mexico's Feast of Days of the Dead

Join the Historical Society for our Annual Day of the Dead Program lead by educator, curator, and Día de los Muertos specialist Bea Carrillo Hocker. Hocker’s presentation will address the Pre-Hispanic concept of death as portrayed in the paintings and sculptures of Mexico’s early artists, the impact of Spanish Catholicism on indigenous funerary rites, and offer insights into the present-day pageantry of Día de los Muertos along with the reclamation of these traditions by Mexican Americans.

Following this discussion will be a Mexican Day of the Dead Skeleton Jumping Jack Workshop. Skeleton Jumping Jacks are the traditional toys sold during the Day of the Dead Festival. Come create this traditional toy – accessorize it to give it its own unique personality.

Funding generously provided by Berty Nebenzahl and Ruth Talley.

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Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
Oct
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion

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

Two tours per night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets are limited: purchase online or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds go toward the maintenance and preservation of the sites.

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Shrouded Tales at SLZ Pioneer Cemetery
Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shrouded Tales at SLZ Pioneer Cemetery

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

Two tours per night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets are limited: purchase online or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds go toward the maintenance and preservation of the sites.

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Shrouded Tales at SLZ Pioneer Cemetery
Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shrouded Tales at SLZ Pioneer Cemetery

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

Two tours per night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets are limited: purchase online or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds go toward the maintenance and preservation of the sites.

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History for Half Pints: Day of the Dead
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

History for Half Pints: Day of the Dead

Traditional Día de los Muertos altars have many components that are used to reflect and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed; a photo of who is being commemorated, candles to light the way for those spirits visiting during the celebration, and vibrantly colored sugar skulls. Kids of all ages are welcome to decorate their own sugar skulls to add to their at home altars. Funding generously provided by Berty Nebenzahl and Ruth Talley.

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Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
Oct
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House

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

Two tours per night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets are limited: purchase online or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds go toward the maintenance and preservation of the sites.

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Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House
Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Shrouded Tales at McConaghy House

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

Two tours per night: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students. Tickets are limited: purchase online or call (510) 581-0223. Proceeds go toward the maintenance and preservation of the sites.

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Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Public Paranormal Investigation at 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.

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[Digging Up the Past] Fraternal Organizations and Their Members
Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

[Digging Up the Past] Fraternal Organizations and Their Members

Why is there a pyramid in the middle of the cemetery? What does that anchor mean? Come find out about how fraternal organizations like the Free Masons and Golden Sons of the Native West are represented in the cemetery. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the Cemetery. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance and are available here or by calling (510) 581-0223.

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

Summer Days at 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 free 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.

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Public Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Public Paranormal Investigation at 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.

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[If These Walls Could Talk] Vacations: Leisure Activites and Locations
Aug
19
10:00am10:00am

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

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 support maintenance and restoration efforts of the site.

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

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[Digging Up the Past] "Native of..." Stories of Immigration
Aug
12
9:00am 9:00am

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

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.

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

[Summer Dance Series] Scottish Country Dancing

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.

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Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion
Jul
15
to Jul 16

Public Paranormal Investigation at 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.

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Jul
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Unmentionable Program

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Independence Day Celebration at Meek Mansion

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).

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Jul
1
11:00am11:00am

Pop Up Story Time

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.

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

[Summer Dance Series] Swing Dance

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.

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Public Paranormal Investigation at McConaghy House
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Public Paranormal Investigation at 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+

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

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

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.

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