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[Toddler Time] Teddy Bear Picnic
Apr
11
10:30 AM10:30

[Toddler Time] Teddy Bear Picnic

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Bring along a special stuffed animal friend to celebrate! Taking a cue from the classic song “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” (composed in 1907), we will sing songs and play games with our stuffed animal friends, to acknowledge the special place they hold in our hearts and imaginations.

Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 years and their caregivers. It takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Together, we learn through games, crafts, songs, and stories. Older siblings are always welcome.

NOTE: There will be no actual food served during this program. Starting in February, there will be a $5 program fee per each adult for attending Toddler Time. HAHS members are free.

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[Toddler Time] Transportation
Mar
14
10:30 AM10:30

[Toddler Time] Transportation

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Cars and trucks and things that go! Trains and airplanes, too! Come hear songs and fingerplays about the busy, bustling world of TRANSPORTATION. Stay afterwards for some zooming, vrooming crafts and activities.

Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 years and their caregivers. It takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Together, we learn through games, crafts, songs, and stories. Older siblings are always welcome.

NOTE: Starting in February, there will be a $5 program fee per each adult for attending Toddler Time. Thank you so much for your support!

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Family Crafts at McConaghy
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Family Crafts at McConaghy

New! Starting in March, we will have family friendly crafts and activities at McConaghy House on the first Saturday of the month. Each month's theme builds on the Museum's Toddler Time theme and will include activities for older children. March's theme is Transportation - come learn about cars and trucks and things that GO! Included in McConaghy House Admission. For more information on visiting McConaghy House, click here.

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[Toddler Time] LOVE!
Feb
14
10:30 AM10:30

[Toddler Time] LOVE!

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In February, come read books and sing songs about LOVE - love for our families, love for our friends and pets, even love for ice cream! Stay to make valentines for the ones you love.

Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 years and their caregivers. It takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Together, we learn through games, crafts, songs, and stories. Older siblings are always welcome.

NOTE: Starting in February, there will be a $5 program fee per each adult for attending Toddler Time. Thank you so much for your support!

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[Black History Month] Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

[Black History Month] Gina's Journey: The Search for William Grimes

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Regina Mason

Regina Mason

Join acclaimed author and speaker Regina Mason as she shares the story of her search for her great-great-great-grandfather, William Grimes, and her startling discovery that he had written the first American autobiography of a runaway slave. His story ignited an essential American literary genre, but is largely forgotten today. His story, and her search to uncover it, are retold in a new film, Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes. In this reenactment documentary that bridges two centuries, both Mason and her forebear Grimes defy the odds of their times to tell their stories.

Program Schedule

1:00 - 1:30: Introductions & Film Background

1:30 - 3:00: Film Screening: Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes

3:00 - 3:30: Q&A, Book Signing

Admission to the museum is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the program.

This program is presented in partnership with the Women’s Ministry of Palma Ceia Baptist Church. Program sponsored by KMS Unique Angels & Gifts.

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Holidays at McConaghy House
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Holidays at McConaghy House

Join us for family holiday fun at McConaghy House! Explore this Victorian Farmhouse fully decked out for the holidays. This year's theme is “The Night Before Christmas," so look for sugarplums in the kitchen and Santa coming down the chimney. Play and learn through Victorian-era crafts and activities. Enjoy treats and hot cider on the porch. Shop the holiday boutique for hand-made gifts & crafts. Meet Santa Claus and capture your own photos with him.

Visit with Santa: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Admission: $5 general, $3 students and seniors, Free for HAHS Members and children 4 years and younger.

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Holidays at McConaghy House
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Holidays at McConaghy House

Join us for family holiday fun at McConaghy House! Explore this Victorian Farmhouse fully decked out for the holidays. This year's theme is “The Night Before Christmas," so look for sugarplums in the kitchen and Santa coming down the chimney. Play and learn through Victorian-era crafts and activities. Enjoy treats and hot cider on the porch. Shop the holiday boutique for hand-made gifts & crafts. Meet Santa Claus and capture your own photos with him.

Visit with Santa: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Admission: $5 general, $3 students and seniors, Free for HAHS Members and children 4 years and younger.

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Visitas Guiadas en Español en La Casa McConaghy
Dec
2
11:30 AM11:30

Visitas Guiadas en Español en La Casa McConaghy

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.

Adultos $5, Estudiantes y personas mayors $3, Niños meores de 4 años gratis
11:30 de la mañana y 1:30 de la tarde

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Holidays at McConaghy House
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Holidays at McConaghy House

Join us for family holiday fun at McConaghy House! Explore this Victorian Farmhouse fully decked out for the holidays. This year's theme is “The Night Before Christmas," so look for sugarplums in the kitchen and Santa coming down the chimney. Play and learn through Victorian-era crafts and activities. Enjoy treats and hot cider on the porch. Shop the holiday boutique for hand-made gifts & crafts. Santa Claus will not be visiting this day.

Admission: $5 general, $3 students and seniors, Free for HAHS Members and children 4 years and younger.

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Holidays at McConaghy House
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Holidays at McConaghy House

Join us for family holiday fun at McConaghy House! Explore this Victorian Farmhouse fully decked out for the holidays. This year's theme is “The Night Before Christmas," so look for sugarplums in the kitchen and Santa coming down the chimney. Play and learn through Victorian-era crafts and activities. Enjoy treats and hot cider on the porch. Shop the holiday boutique for hand-made gifts & crafts. Meet Santa Claus and capture your own photos with him.

Visit with Santa: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Admission: $5 general, $3 students and seniors, Free for HAHS Members and children 4 years and younger.

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Family Program: Días de los Muertos
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Family Program: Días de los Muertos

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Come celebrate the Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) with a full day of crafts and activities to remember the lives of loved ones who have passed. Get your face painted, create a silly skeleton, decorate traditional sugar skulls to take home, and enjoy a special concert by Hayward's own young musicians, the Mariachi Juvenil.

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Toddler Time: Our World and the People In It
Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Our World and the People In It

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Around the neighborhood or around the world, join us for crafts and stories that reflect our many cultures, and how we are connected. Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Older siblings are always welcome. More information about our family programs is available here.

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Visitas Guiadas en Español en La Casa McConaghy
Sep
2
11:30 AM11:30

Visitas Guiadas en Español en La Casa McConaghy

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.

Adultos $5, Estudiantes y personas mayors $3, Niños meores de 4 años gratis
11:30 de la mañana y 1:30 de la tarde

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Toddler Time: Pets
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Pets

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Our pets can often be a major highlight of the day! For kids, creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship. Let’s celebrate the lovable animals in our lives! Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Older siblings are always welcome.

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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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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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Visitas Guiadas en Español en la Casa McConaghy
Jun
3
11:30 AM11:30

Visitas Guiadas en Español en la Casa McConaghy

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.

Adultos $5, Estudiantes y personas mayors $3, Niños meores de 4 años gratis
11:30 de la mañana y 1:30 de la tarde

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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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[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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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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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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