Historical Museum & Ainsley House

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History Happy Hour: August 25

"A Cold Case in Campbell"

The 1896 McGlincy Murders

Author Tobin Gilman will discuss the 1896 McGlincy Murders and his new book, A Cold Case in Campbell. The book details how John Dunham murdered five members of his family and a ranch hand on the McGlincy ranch in the middle of a warm May night. Dunham left his infant son alive in his crib, and fled the crime scene on bicycle. He was never found. A Cold Case in Campbell, not only delves into the murders but also explores the town of Campbell and the Santa Clara Valley at that time and, what might have driven the murderous incident and how to the region respond.

Event timeline:
•5:30-6pm: doors open, appetizer and beverages available, Ainsley House open for walk through
•6-7pm: speaker presents with time for Q & A
•7-7:30pm: last call for beverages and Ainsley House walk through, clean up.
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McGlincy Murders


 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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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