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.

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.  

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.

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.

Marble and Molding Tickets
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.

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.


A Scots-Irish Immigration Tale
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

A Scots-Irish Immigration Tale

  • McConaghy House

Learn the McConaghy family’s immigration story: the happenings of their home countries causing them to leave, what we know of their immigration, and how their story relates to the American Dream. Proceeds support maintenance and preservation of McConaghy House. Tickets for the tour must be purchased in advance online or by calling (510) 581-0223.

Join us afterward for our first Community Conversation focused on Hayward’s immigrant history, current events, rights and resources for immigrants, and how we can support each other as a community. Featuring guest speakers Hayward City Councilmember Francisco Zermeño, Hayward City Councilmember Mark Salinas, immigration lawyer Spojmie Masiri, and historian Dr. Linda Ivey. 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+

UPDATE: Meek Mansion Investigation SOLD OUT. McConaghy Investigation still available.

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Free Admission Day
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Free Admission Day

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

A perfect opportunity to check out the student art exhibition Identity, featuring artwork by students in the Hayward Unified School District.

Toddler Time: Art is Education
Mar
9
10:30 am10:30

Toddler Time: Art is Education

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture

Celebrate the creativity of the little ones around you by joining us for stories and crafts.

Toddler Time is 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. 

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.

Thursday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Thursday Supper Club at the Cannery Cafe

  • Cannery Cafe

The February Friday Supper Club is moving to Thursday to celebrate Fat Tuesday! Come get your Mardi Gras on! The night's menu includes:

  • Chef's Choice Lagniappe
  • Shrimp Salad Remoulade, with spinach, endive, hardboiled egg, new potatoes and haricot vert
  • Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya
  • Crab Stuffed Petrale Sole, with safe and lemon brown butter
  • Red Beans Tchoupitoulas
  • Herb and Spice Dusted Delta Asparagus
  • Beignets with Bourbon Caramel

(Vegetarian Options Available)

Wine and beer available at happy hour prices. Tickets $40 online or pre-order at the Cafe, $45 at the door.

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.

EVENT SOLD OUT

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.

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

[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