Family Crafts at McConaghy
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Family Crafts at McConaghy

Bring the family to McConaghy House for First Saturday of each month to share vintage games, crafts and activities. Each month offers an opportunity to interact with and explore some vintage Victorian pastimes – the Game of Graces, wooden rolling hoops, cups & balls, and Jacob’s ladder – with additional new craft activities each month.

Join us in August for leather stamping – experience this gold-rush era craft.

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Family Crafts at McConaghy
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Family Crafts at McConaghy

Patriotic Crafts

First celebrated in 1777 with a state dinner and parade, Independence Day was declared a federal holiday in 1870. We’ve been finding new ways to celebrate ever since. Make a period-appropriate handkerchief doll and enjoy some simple red, white & blue fun!

Family crafts are included in McConaghy House admission. Click here for more information on visiting McConaghy House.

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Fourth of July Open House at Meek Estate
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fourth of July Open House at Meek Estate

Fun for the whole family!

Join us for a day of community celebration at Meek Park! Get a peek inside this local landmark and learn more about Meek Family history. Enjoy historic games and crafts, patriotic activities, facepainting, and local community booths. Grab a hot-dog and stay for the music of Johnny Mahalo and the Wild Coconuts.

Bay Area BikeMobile will be present and will give free bike repairs to the first 20 signups that day.

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[Toddler Time] Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar
Jun
13
10:30 AM10:30

[Toddler Time] Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar

This June will be Eric Carle’s 89th Birthday! Celebrate this beloved children’s author, the creator of hungry caterpillars, lonely fireflies, and grouchy ladybugs. We will share many of his stories, and make art inspired by his playful illustrations. For more information about our family programs, click here.

$5 program fee per adult, Free for HAHS Members

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A History of Carnegie Libraries with Annalee Allen
Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

A History of Carnegie Libraries with Annalee Allen

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Between 1883 and 1929, Andrew Carnegie funded the building of over 2,000 public libraries. Some of those historic structures stood in San Leandro and Hayward. Join Annalee Allen, noted local historian, Oakland Tribune columnist, and former board member of the Oakland Heritage Alliance, as she shares the lasting legacy of the local Carnegie libraries.

$5 program fee, Free for HAHS Members

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Family Crafts at McConaghy
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Family Crafts at McConaghy

Whirligigs

Learn how to make the original fidget spinner! This deceptively simple toy is tons of fun. Often made from a spare button and a piece of string, it can also be called a “buzzsaw” because of its characteristic buzzing or humming sound, rather like an angry bee. Amuse yourself and annoy your friends!

Family crafts are included in McConaghy House admission. Click here for more information on visiting McConaghy House.

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Cemetery Clean Up & Open Day
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Cemetery Clean Up & Open Day

Drop by to help preserve our local historic cemetery! Bring gloves, rakes, and water. A hat, sunscreen, eye protection, and study shoes are recommended. The cemetery will also be open during this time for the public to visit the grounds and ask questions.

UPDATE: Due to rain in the forecast, the clean up has been postponed from May 18 to May 25.

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[Toddler Time] Community Helpers
May
9
10:30 AM10:30

[Toddler Time] Community Helpers

Firefighters, construction workers, mail carriers - we see so many community helpers every day. Help sort the mail, try on a firefighter’s hat, or build a tall building with blocks, as we share songs and stories that celebrate all the people in our neighborhood!

Toddler Time is a family program geared towards children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Together, we share songs, games, crafts and stories, for a morning full of learning and smiles. Older siblings are always welcome. Toddler Time takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 AM -11:30 AM. $5 program fee per adult.

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Family Crafts at McConaghy
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Family Crafts at McConaghy

Giant Bubbles

Experience the fun of playing with old-fashioned bubble wands. In the 1890s, bubble wands were made out of tree branches and scraps of muslin or yarn, and the old soapy laundry wash-water. Come blow extra-large bubbles with our rustic wands!

Family crafts are included in McConaghy House admission. Click here for more information on visiting McConaghy House.

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

[Toddler Time] Teddy Bear Picnic

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Family Crafts at McConaghy
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Family Crafts at McConaghy

Join us for 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. Family crafts are included in McConaghy House admission. Click here for more information on visiting McConaghy House.

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

[Toddler Time] Transportation

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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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Toddler Time: Winter Wonderland
Dec
13
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Winter Wonderland

  • HAHS Museum of History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 years and their caregivers.

Together, we learn through games, crafts, songs, and stories. Older siblings are always welcome. Toddler Time takes place on the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 AM.

In December, come explore with us the magical world of the winter season! Make a cotton ball snowman, design your own pair of warm winter mittens, and sing songs and hear stories about living in a winter wonderland.

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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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Nov
13
4:10 PM16:10

The Fall of the Bypass and New Life for the Right of Way

  • CSU East Bay Library, Biella Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part of The Rise and Fall of Hayward’s Route 238 Bypass, 1957 to 2017 series of talks.

Learn more about Route 238's story and outcomes in this series of special talks. Presented by Sherman Lewis, Professor Emertius of Political Science, CSU East Bay and President of the Hayward Area Planning Association.

Admission is free. Each talk will be followed by a discussion session.

Parking: attendant will give you a permit at entrance to Lot A on Loop road on west side of campus. Go up steps on left side of library and circle around through courtyard into the library, go right, then left to far wall to entry to Biella Room.

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