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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

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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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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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Civil Liberties
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Civil Liberties

Japanese Americans experienced tremendous violations of civil liberties during World War II and their experiences continue to resonate today.

Join us for a screening of the pivotal documentary And Then They Came for Us (2017), followed by a round-table discussion. Sponsored by the Eden Township JACL.

Speaker Biographies

Don Tamaki is a celebrated local lawyer who helped clear Fred Korematsu’s conviction for resisting detention during WWII, and recently filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the Travel Ban case (Trump v. Hawaii).

Satsuki Ina, born in the Tule Lake maximum security prison during WWII, is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and the producer of two award-winning documentary films about Japanese American incarceration (Children of the Camps and From A Silk Cocoon).

Benita Jain, from the Immigrant Family Defense Fund, has worked with multiple national organizations focused on defending the civil rights of immigrant communities. She monitors and analyzes legislative proposals, and helps to provide legal resources to fight the targeting of immigrants with criminal arrests and convictions. The Immigrant Family Defense Fund is doing local, concrete work on a daily basis to provide legal representation and support to California families facing separation, detention and deportation. 

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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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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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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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[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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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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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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Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

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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Toddler Time: Seaside
Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Seaside

The seaside is a place for all to explore! Join us on this journey as we learn more about the amazing creatures that call the sea home. Toddler Time is a family program with focus on children ages 0-5 years. Older siblings are always welcome! More information about our family programs is available here.

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Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

[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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Speaking for Ourselves: A Panel of your Muslim Neighbors
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Speaking for Ourselves: A Panel of your Muslim Neighbors

Fear has become toxic towards the stereotyping and marginalization of your Muslim-American neighbors. Hear from five practicing Muslims about being Muslim in America, Islamophobia, the challenges of ISIS, and how we can be better neighbors and friends in our community. Free Admission.

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May
6
2:00 PM14:00

CA-15 Congressional Art Competition Exhibition and Award Ceremony

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.

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