Historical Museum & Ainsley House

April 1, 12-2pm Exhibit Reception at the Ainsley House
Free tours from 12-4pm
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On Exhibit, at the Ainsley House:

"The Art of Tea" is a temporary exhibit on display in the Carriage House. Come explore the different cultures that enjoy the most popular beverage in the world next to water!  See tea pots that are also art piece, and learn about different products that use tea as an ingredient for better skin and health.
Admission to the exhibit is FREE inside the Carriage House.
 

"The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the American Immigrant"
is a temporary exhibit on display in the Ainsley House. The exhibit features photographs from six immigrant photographers who have used their immigrant experience to capture the essence of American immigrant business owners in Santa Clara Valley.
Admission to the exhibit is FREE with a purchase of an Ainsley House tour.
 

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March 24: Basim Jaber
“History of the Mount Umunhum Almaden Air Force Station” 

Come learn about the history of this fascinating bay area historic landmark.
Enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of this Cold War radar station
when it was in operation between 1958 and 1980. Also learn about the future
of the historic landmark radar tower atop the mountain.

A lifelong South Bay native and freelance photographer, Basim Jaber has
researched the history and geography of Mt. Umunhum and the Almaden Air
Force Station since 2006.  He has organized and hosted several veterans'
reunions for the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron who manned the radar station atop Mt. Umunhum between 1957 and 1980.  He continues to archive historic images and artifacts from Almaden Air Force Station to help preserve the memories and history of this Bay Area Cold War relic.  His relationship with over 200 veterans and dependents who lived and served on the site has earned him their respect, trust, and status as their official
historian and archivist.  Basim has assisted several media agencies in
producing newspaper, TV, and web media coverage of the site and its
fascinating past. These include CBS-5 KPIX "Eye on the Bay", NBC KRON-4 News, San Jose Mercury News, Patch.com online, KQED "QUEST" TV, and Almaden Times Weekly.  His unprecedented photo documentary work of the entire site has proven invaluable to preserving the history and memories of Almaden Air Force Station.  Basim's research is purely volunteer-driven and non-profit in nature.  Basim also serves as a board director on the Umunhum Conservancy, a non-profit organization with a mission to save and preserve the historic radar tower atop Mt. Umunhum.For more information or to book a presentation, please visit www.AlmadenAFS.org.
  
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History Happy Hour is a monthly lectures series that takes place inside the drawing room of the historical Ainsley House Museum.  Advanced registration is required due to the limited space in the venue. Admission is $15/ person and includes: light appetizers, beverages, a walk through of the Ainsley House, and the featured speakers.
History Happy Hour timeline:
5:30pm: Doors Open for appetizers, beverages, and Ainsley House walk through.
6pm-7pm: Featured speaker in the Drawing Room of the Ainsley House
7-7:30pm: Wrap up

 For more information please contact:
Kerry Perkins
Basim Jaber: History Happy Hour

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History Happy Hour
April 21: Historian Barney Terrell

The Three Day Fever

Join Historian Barney Terrell for an informative and entertaining talk as he explores the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918 and how it affected Santa Clara Valley.

In 1978, Lila Mae Carney, a lifelong Campbell resident, participated in the first Oral History project for the Campbell Museum. When asked ?Do you remember the flu epidemic of 1918?? the 80 year old Carney answered simply, ?Boy, do I.? World War One ended on November 11, 1918. As the guns fell silent on the Western Front, a new menace roared throughout Santa Clara County: Spanish Influenza. In the week leading to Armistice Day, 15 Santa Clarans died of the flu and a further 300 were infected. Theaters from Palo Alto to Milpitas shut down, along with every public school in the valley. Portions of the San Jose Normal School were given over to the public health officer for use as hospital wards. Through it all, the staff and volunteers of the Peninsula Hospital, County Hospital and private sanitariums did the best they could to stem the tide of the worst epidemic any had ever seen.

                        Register here:
                 
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  Barney Terrell: History Happy Hour
History Happy Hour is a monthly lectures series that takes place inside the drawing room of the historical Ainsley House Museum.  Advanced registration is required due to the limited space in the venue. Admission is $15/ person and includes: light appetizers, beverages, a walk through of the Ainsley House, and the featured speakers.
History Happy Hour timeline:
5:30pm: Doors Open for appetizers, beverages, and Ainsley House walk through.
6pm-7pm: Featured speaker in the Drawing Room of the Ainsley House
7-7:30pm: Wrap up

 For more information please contact:
Kerry PerkinsHistory Happy Hour
Barney Terrell

Mother's Day Teas at the Ainsley House

May 11, 12, 13, 2017

Tea seating at 12pm
Tour of the Ainsley House to follow

Admission prices: $50 general public/ $45 museum members


Reservations are required. Please contact:

Barbie Rosato
(408) 866-2757/ barbier@cityofcampbell.com



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Back TO SCHOOL
Museum Field Trips are open for reservations
 

The Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House are available for school field trips.  Both programs are designed to complement study units for 2nd and 3rd grade. 
The Campbell Historical Museum offers a 
HANDS on HISTORY program invites students to engage in experiential learning as they rotate through four different exhibit stations that will teach them about life 100 years ago and how times have changed.
The Ainsley House, 
History Detectives brings students on an interactive mystery tour through the Ainsley  House as well as allows them to explore different hands on museum activities inside the Carriage House.
Each field trip:
* Runs from 9am -12pm
* Requires a minimum of 4 chaperones (the chaperones engage and lead activities on each field trip)
* Admission is $6/ student (minimum of $120 for 20 students or fewer). Teachers and chaperones are free.

  1. Campbell Historical Museum
  2. Ainsley House
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The Campbell Historical Museum is located in the City’s first public building, Firehouse #1. Visitors can explore the City’s rich history through self-guided tours. Changing exhibits use themes of Home Life, Community, Recreation, and Work to provide insight into daily life in the Santa Clara Valley over the past century. Engaging, hands-on features in each exhibit area encourage personal interaction with historical objects in order to better understand life in the region today.

 Exhibits and Programs
Teacher and Educator Information
  • Ainsley House tour policies:
    Please do not touch or sit on any object
  • Please stay with your docent
  • If you have a large purse or back pack, please carry it down by your side or in front of you to avoid knocking any of the artifacts.
  • There is a staircase to reach the 2nd floor, no elevator
  • Tours can last 30-45 minutes.
Admission
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12pm-4pm

                       

Historical Museum 

Ainsley House 

Combo Ticket 

 Under 7 Free  Free  Free 
 Youth (7-17)  $2  $4  $5
 Adults  $2  $8  $9
 Seniors  $2  $6  $7