History San Jose

We here at the Market work closely with the great people at History San Jose (HSJ). We believe the Market's proximity to the Peralta Adobe is one of the defining features of the project, a unique melding of the historical and the contemporary.

HSJ is Silicon Valley’s largest and most comprehensive historical organization. Their mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley.

History San José operates three locations: History Park — a historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations who each tell their own history in their own words; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site. — one of the oldest and most significant locales in San José; and the Collection Center — the Valley’s collective memory.

HSJ continues to collect contemporary history documenting the social and political happenings in the Valley, preserve a collection of more than 500,000 artifacts, including a Research Library and Archive used by locals as well as a world-wide audience. They celebrate the Valley’s history by creating exhibitions featuring the collections; by engaging the community in fun hands-on family programs and events; and by offering award-winning standards-based school programs for over 20,000 students and their teachers each year.

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