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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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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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[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

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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

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  • 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!

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  • 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

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  • 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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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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Family Program: Días de los Muertos
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Family Program: Días de los Muertos

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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

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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Visitas Guiadas en Español en La Casa McConaghy
Sep
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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Toddler Time: Pets
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Toddler Time: Pets

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

Our pets can often be a major highlight of the day! For kids, creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship. Let’s celebrate the lovable animals in our lives! Toddler Time is a family program geared toward children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Older siblings are always welcome.

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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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Visitas Guiadas en Español en la Casa McConaghy
Jun
3
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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