McConaghy House Public Paranormal Investigation
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

McConaghy House Public Paranormal Investigation

During this investigation, experienced investigators will lead attendees through the property and explore the paranormal. Data previously collected includes electronic voice phenomena (EVP), cold spots, touches, apparitions, and much more. More information and tickets available here.

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Hayward Area Film Festival Showcase
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Hayward Area Film Festival Showcase

The Hayward Area Film Festival is dedicated to exhibiting short films and videos produced by student filmmakers. This event will honor outstanding Animation, Narrative, Documentary, Public Service Announcement (P.S.A.), Experimental, and special Film Challenge projects created by students. It is the goal of the Hayward Area Film Festival to continue to encourage student creativity, give students the opportunity to tell their stories, and further introduce them to the world of filmmaking. A short awards ceremony will follow the film showcase to acknowledge the winners of each category. This program is a partnership with the Bay Area Digital Arts (BADA) program at San Lorenzo High School and the Community Multi Media Academy (CMMA) program at Tennyson High School.

More information about submitting student films for the festival is available here.

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Toddler Time: Children's Day
May
10
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Children's Day

Children’s Day, a National Holiday in Japan since 1948, is a day to celebrate the children in our lives and express gratitude towards their mothers. On this day carp-shaped flags, or koinobori, are raised for each member of the family. Join HAHS in celebrating the children in your lives with stories, crafts, and fun. For more information about family programs with HAHS, click here or call (510) 581-0223.

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Stories from Camps

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed and issued Executive Order 9066, changing the lives of tens of thousands of Japanese Americans forever. In the following months, approximately 110,000 people of Japanese Ancestry were instructed to gather their belongings and report to the Civil Control Station where they were then taken from the West Coast. These men, women, and children were brought to American Concentration Camps and stayed there for the duration of World War II. Join us to hear the Stories from Camps from family members of internees as well as those who experienced the Camps first hand.

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Volunteer Orientation Meeting
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

Whether you are interested in Bay Area history, looking for a fun way to give back & make friends, or are interested in developing new professional skills, we have the opportunity for you! Come to the next Volunteer Orientation Meeting to find out more about volunteering with your historical society. Meeting will take place in the Second Floor Lobby of the Museum.

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Toddler Time: Weather & the Seasons
Jun
14
10:30 PM22:30

Toddler Time: Weather & the Seasons

The atmosphere is constantly changing and because of that we feel rain or shine, wind or snow, hot or cold. Join us for this month’s Toddler Time where we’ll further explore the weather around us through games, crafts, and stories. For more information about family programs with HAHS, click here or call (510) 581-0223.

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Toddler Time: Recycle
Jul
12
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Recycle

Doing our part to recycle reduces the amount of waste that gets sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, and saves energy. Come for this month’s Toddler Time to learn more about the benefits of recycling and what you can do to help through stories, crafts, and activities. For more information about family programs with HAHS, click here or call (510) 581-0223.

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[Family Program] Japanese Arts & Crafts
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

[Family Program] Japanese Arts & Crafts

The Hayward Area Historical Society will be hosting a number of programs in conjunction with the Special Gallery Exhibition Loyal Americans: Japanese American Imprisonment During World War II. For the first of these programs we will invite the whole family down to the Museum to learn about traditional Japanese forms of arts and crafts. Looking at and experiencing art often provides important insights into past and existing cultures, helping us better understand how others have lived and what they value. Join us to further explore Japanese culture through Origami and Taiko drumming.

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Ancient Japanese legend says that anyone who takes the time and completes 1,000 paper origami cranes will be granted a wish from the gods. In commemoration of this tradition, join us between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM in making 1,000 cranes to be hung and displayed in the lobby for the remainder of the Loyal Americans exhibition. 

In Japanese, the word taiko translates to a barrel-shaped drum. In recent decades the art-form of ensemble taiko drumming has become extremely popular with many groups performing at concerts or during festivals. Starting at 11:00 AM, the Eden Aoba Taiko group will put on a demonstration of their drumming and show their art.  

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Toddler Time: Building & Architecture
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Building & Architecture

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We see buildings and the architecture that goes into making them every day, just take a look around you! This Toddler Time, kids will build things with their own hands, feeling the accomplishment of problem-solving and creating something interesting, beautiful, or even weird. For more information about family programs with HAHS, click here or call (510) 581-0223.

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Toddler Time: Dr. Seuss
Mar
8
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss is one of the most cherished children’s books authors and illustrators with works including “Green Eggs and Ham”, “The Cat in the Hat”, and many more.  Come enjoy some of Seuss’ stories, join in on crafts, and have fun in your community. For more information about family programs with HAHS, click here or call (510) 581-0223.

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Volunteer Orientation Meeting
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you are interested in Bay Area history, looking for a fun way to give back & make friends, or are interested in developing new professional skills, we have the opportunity for you! Come to the next Volunteer Orientation Meeting to find out more about volunteering with your historical society.

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Feb
8
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Trains & Transportation

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Trains have long been used to get produce and other goods from the Hayward area to surrounding communities and often the rest of the country.  From the Southern Pacific line to the now vital Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), trains have made transit fast and easy.  Join us for this Toddler Time to learn more about trains with games, crafts, and stories. Recommended for children ages 1 – 4, siblings, and their caregivers. For more information about family programs with HAHS, click here or call (510) 581-0223.

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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Black History Month: African Americans in Times of War

Following the national theme distributed by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), this lecture and discussion lead by Jason Seals will focus on African Americans in Times of War. 

Professor Seals currently serves as Department Chair of Ethnic Studies and Professor of African American Studies at Merritt College, where his work focuses on student preparation and development, innovative and instructional practices, and institutional learning outcomes. Seals has over 10 years of experience in youth service and community work having taught ethnic studies and manhood development courses at multiple Bay Area colleges and high schools.  He is committed to social justice, so he carries on the tradition of activist-intellectual, using his knowledge and experience to address critical social issues and empower individuals for personal and social change. 

This program is a partnership with the Eden Rose chapter of the Links, Incorporated and the Women's Ministry at Palma Ceia Baptist Church.

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Holiday Festival at McConaghy House
Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Festival at McConaghy House

Discover the history of the McConaghy House this Holiday Season! Be part of a community tradition and explore the local landmark as it has been adorned in cheer and ornaments for the season. The first Holiday tour was held back in 1976 (the same year it was open to the public) and has taken place nearly every year since, making it a tradition you can enjoy with your whole family for years to come.

The House will be open on the first three Saturdays of December from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for self-guided tours. Experience McConaghy House decked out for the holidays and learn some family history. Don't forget to say hi to Santa Claus, tell him what you want for Christmas, and get your photo taken with him as well!

There will be additional activities outdoors for the whole family. Bring the little ones down to make their own tree ornaments and holiday crafts. Be sure to take a look through the Carriage House Gift Shop where you can find an amazing assortment of holiday items and gifts. Complementary hot cider and snacks will be offered, and admission into the Shop is free.

House admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for HAHS Members and children ages 4 and younger.

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Holiday Festival at McConaghy House
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Festival at McConaghy House

Discover the history of the McConaghy House this Holiday Season! Be part of a community tradition and explore the local landmark as it has been adorned in cheer and ornaments for the season. The first Holiday tour was held back in 1976 (the same year it was open to the public) and has taken place nearly every year since, making it a tradition you can enjoy with your whole family for years to come.

The House will be open on the first three Saturdays of December from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for self-guided tours. Experience McConaghy House decked out for the holidays and learn some family history. Don't forget to say hi to Santa Claus, tell him what you want for Christmas, and get your photo taken with him as well!

There will be additional activities outdoors for the whole family. Bring the little ones down to make their own tree ornaments and holiday crafts. Be sure to take a look through the Carriage House Gift Shop where you can find an amazing assortment of holiday items and gifts. Complementary hot cider and snacks will be offered, and admission into the Shop is free.

House admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for HAHS Members and children ages 4 and younger.

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Holiday Festival at McConaghy House
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Festival at McConaghy House

Discover the history of the McConaghy House this Holiday Season! Be part of a community tradition and explore the local landmark as it has been adorned in cheer and ornaments for the season. The first Holiday tour was held back in 1976 (the same year it was open to the public) and has taken place nearly every year since, making it a tradition you can enjoy with your whole family for years to come.

The House will be open on the first three Saturdays of December from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for self-guided tours. Experience McConaghy House decked out for the holidays and learn some family history. Don't forget to say hi to Santa Claus, tell him what you want for Christmas, and get your photo taken with him as well!

There will be additional activities outdoors for the whole family. Bring the little ones down to make their own tree ornaments and holiday crafts. Be sure to take a look through the Carriage House Gift Shop where you can find an amazing assortment of holiday items and gifts. Complementary hot cider and snacks will be offered, and admission into the Shop is free.

House admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for HAHS Members and children ages 4 and younger.

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Volunteer Orientation Meeting
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Whether you are interested in Bay Area history, looking for a fun way to give back & make friends, or are interested in developing new professional skills, we have the opportunity for you! Come to the next Volunteer Orientation Meeting to find out more about volunteering with your historical society.

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Shrouded Tales at Meek Mansion
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

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
1:00 PM13:00

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

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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
27
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

History for Half Pints: Day of the Dead

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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
7:00 PM19:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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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