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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CSUEB Public History Students will conduct short presentations on Hayward area's history in the last 60 years. The research and presentations are the culmination of their classwork for the quarter.
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.
Fall is the time to watch the leaves turn and start bundling up. Join us for stories, games, and crafts! This series recommended for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Click here for more information about family programs.
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.
It is said that music is the “universal language of mankind.” Join us for this month’s Toddler Time to sing, dance, and make your own music! This series is recommended for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Click here for more information about our family programming.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about the origins of Día de los Muertos with an interactive presentation by artist and cultural educator Anita De Lucio. Visitors will get to experience our Day of the Dead exhibit in new detail and will even get to taste some pan de muerto!
Free with museum admission
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.
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
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're offering a prize for the BEST African American themed poem and a cash award for audience favorite. Sign-ups will occur on a first come first serve basis, so please arrive early. Tickets are limited, have your friends arrive early too.
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.
Everyone is welcome to join in on the planting of our native garden! We'll be transforming our outdoor space into a beautiful drought tolerant learning center for the community. Half Pints will even be able to take home their own water savvy plants!
From sugar skulls to altars, Day of the Dead seems to have entered American mainstream culture. Yet, not a lot of people know its origins. Come learn more through an interactive presentation by artist and cultural educator, Anita De Lucio.
Explore our educational resources, school tours for all grade levels, and more! All teachers are welcome to check out the Hayward Area Historical Society's Center for History & Culture. Education staff will be available for questions, tours, and demonstrations. Enjoy free food and drink!