Fund-A-Need Campaign

In conjunction with the Historical Society’s 60th Anniversary, HAHS is launching a Fund-A-Need campaign to fund its Education and Public Programs for the year. Proceeds raised from this effort will help fund scholarships and operational expenses for the HAHS Summer Camp Program, waived admission to local schools to visit the HAHS exhibitions for School Tours, all 2016 History for Half-Pint events, and community free days at HAHS. Major donors of $250 or more to the campaign will receive recognition on a commemorative 60th Anniversary Honor Roll displayed in the foyer of the HAHS Museum of History and Culture. For more information on how you can contribute to the Fund-A-Need Campaign, please contact Samara Rivers, HAHS Development Manager at (510) 581-0223 ext 151 or

Your Dollars At Work:

$1500 - a year of "History for Half Pints" programs
These themed interactive programs serve about 250 families by interpreting Hayward area history through creative arts and crafts projects. Highlights of this program include Dias de los Muertos and Christmas at McConaghy.

$500 - the cost to sponsor a FREE Community Day at HAHS
On average, HAHS Community Day welcomes about 500 guests.

$250 - the cost to sponsor a bus to transport Hayward area students to visit HAHS and its properties for school tours.

$175 - the cost to sponsor a child to attend a week of Time Travelers Summer Camp at Meek Mansion. This camp offers a hands-on opportunity for kids ages 6-11 to learn about California and local Hayward area history.

$60 - the cost of a Schoolt Tour to visit HAHS
HAHS provided approximately 100 school tours last year - primarily from the third grade classrooms in the Hayward area