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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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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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Stories from Camps
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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[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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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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[Summer Dance Series] Scottish Country Dancing
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

[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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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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Meek Mansion Paracon
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Meek Mansion Paracon

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.

Meek Mansion Paracon
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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

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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

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Botanical Beauties Art Demonstration
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Botanical Beauties Art Demonstration

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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.

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Not Everything is on the Internet: An Exploration of Primary Sources
Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Not Everything is on the Internet: An Exploration of Primary Sources

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Why do we collect documents in archives? Isn’t everything already on the internet and available at the touch of a button? The truth is, there is a lot of information that is not online.  Come and see the valuable resources that are only available in the HAHS archives. Our staff will explain how we use these precious resources and how we make them available to people just like you. We will even take you on a tour of the archival storage rooms. All ages are welcome, join us! Free with museum admission.

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Dance Lesson: ¡Cumbia!
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Dance Lesson: ¡Cumbia!

Learn to dance Cumbia! Originating in Colombia, this fast paced, fun, and passionate music has taken Latin America and America by storm. Influenced by Indigenous, African, and European music it serves as a fantastic representation of the diversity that exists in Latin America and the Latino community. This event features Cumbia dance instructor Adriana Sanchez from Colombian Soul and DJ Ray Robelo from Jazz Caliente Entertainment. Free Admission

Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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[History Talks] What is Latin@?
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

[History Talks] What is Latin@?

Hispanic, Chicano, Xicana, Latino - are all words used to describe people of Latin American descent living in America. How does identity affect the "Latino" community? Join San Francisco State Professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murgía and others in exploring the question of "What is Latinidad?" Free Admission

Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Alejandro Murgía

Alejandro Murgía

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[History Talks] Peril and Promise
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

[History Talks] Peril and Promise

Watch Episode Six of the documentary Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, followed by Hayward City Council members Francisco Zermeño and Elisa Marquez discussing the future of Latino voting power and our increasingly diverse educational system. With the immigration debate dominating the 2016 Presidential election, these discussions are more relevant than ever. Generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).

FREE!

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[History Talks] Foreigners in The Own Land (FREE)
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

[History Talks] Foreigners in The Own Land (FREE)

Watch the first episode of the documentary, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. Stay afterwards for a discussion with scholars Francisco Zermeño and Edwin Contreras that explores the Hayward Area during the Mexican period. Learn more about Mexican land grant owner Guillermo Castro, his connections to Che Guevara, and more!

Film time: 53min

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[History Talks] Sites of Memory: African American Hallowed Ground
Feb
6
2:00 PM14:00

[History Talks] Sites of Memory: African American Hallowed Ground

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James L. Taylor

James L. Taylor

Following the national theme for 2016, Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories will shed light on some of the important sites in the Bay Area where significant African American events took place.  Speakers include James L. Taylor, Professor and Director of African-American Studies at University of San Francisco.

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.

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Free Family Art Workshop for Veterans, Their Families, and Friends
Dec
5
10:30 AM10:30

Free Family Art Workshop for Veterans, Their Families, and Friends

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Join us for a free family art workshop featuring a fun art activity that is easy for all ages and great for the whole family. Participants will make a family book that includes an instant group photo, colorful hand-made shapes and positive messages. The following are encouraged to participate: Veterans and their families, family members of active service members, and friends and supporters of Veterans.

RSVP is encouraged by not required. Space is limited. To RSVP or for more information about the Family Art Workshop series, contact Violet Juno, Program Coordinator at (510) 891-5716 or violet.juno@acgov.org

Project Presenter: Alameda County Arts Commission.

Project Partners: Alameda County New Beginnings, 100 Families Alameda County, Alameda County Veterans Affairs Commission, Alameda County Veterans Service Office, Hayward Area Historical Society, California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo credit: Sibila Savage

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