California History Center

California History Center The California History Center is dedicated to the study of state, regional, and local history and is located on the De Anza College campus.

The California History Center and California History Center Foundation are in partnership with the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to provide a holistic, hands-on approach to history and current issues for students and the larger community. As we enter the 21st century, the vision for the CHC is to be the hub for California Studies in the Santa Clara Valley. We continue to develop a dynamic, multidisciplinary, California Studies program which includes new courses, lectures and workshops for students, faculty, staff, and community, and a variety of other activities. The hope is to provide a place where students, faculty, staff, and community can enter into dialogue and grapple intellectually with what California means, what it is and what it can become; in other words to educate the residents of this state to be informed participants in determing California's future.

DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS DUE ON SATURDAY!
05/16/2019

DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS DUE ON SATURDAY!

The May 18th deadline for the CHC scholarship is fast approaching. Since our initial post of this scholarship, we changed the contact info on the flyer to De Anza's Financial Aid Office. This is to better serve our students who want access to forms and better understand the submission process. Happy Spring Quarter!

📌📌DEADLINE IN TWO WEEKS📌📌If you're a current De Anza student, you could be eligible to receive a scholarship...
05/02/2019

📌📌DEADLINE IN TWO WEEKS📌📌

If you're a current De Anza student, you could be eligible to receive a scholarship worth $1500! If you have questions about the paperwork, please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Got questions about the prompt or the content? Contact Tom Izu at [email protected]

The May 18th deadline for the CHC scholarship is fast approaching. Since our initial post of this scholarship, we changed the contact info on the flyer to De Anza's Financial Aid Office. This is to better serve our students who want access to forms and better understand the submission process. Happy Spring Quarter!

EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2413981582151040/ With Asian American Heritage Month fast approaching, we welcome...
04/29/2019

EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2413981582151040/

With Asian American Heritage Month fast approaching, we welcome one and all to Breaking Down Baybayin with Kirby Araullo at the California History Center on Thursday May 16th at 1:30PM. The workshop aims to teach attendees how to read and write in the ancient Filipino script of Baybayin as well as provide history to its origins and cultural significance. The California History Center would like to appreciate DASB for partially funding this event!

Kirby Araullo is a Filipino-American artist-scholar-activist and internationally renowned Kapampangan & Tagalog culture bearer. He studied and taught indigenous scripts for the past decade, striving to decolonize Philippine history and democratize Ethnic Studies through knowledge & play. He recently published his first book, “Black Lives & Brown Freedom: Untold Histories of War, Solidarity & Genocide,” which unveils the bonds between African American soldiers and Filipinos in the Philippine-American War. He currently works as the Director of Operations at UC Davis’s Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies. Kirby also produces educational videos on Filipino/Filipino-American history and experiences on Youtube.

WEBSITE: http://kirbyaraullo.com
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKirbyNoodle
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/karaullo

California History Center
04/18/2019

California History Center

The California History Center is proud to present its newly published children's book, "The Story of Mattie the Tortoise...
04/18/2019

The California History Center is proud to present its newly published children's book, "The Story of Mattie the Tortoise". It is beautifully written and edited by Grant Somers and Kathleen Somers Peregrin respectively, both of whom are a part of the 77 year old tortoise's family. We're excited to hold a reception event in May dedicated to the new book!

We have an exhibit currently open, filled with original illustrations from the book. We look forward to seeing you on May 23rd!

Reception event information:
Thursday May 23rd
1:30 - 3:00 PM
CHC @ De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

Contact Tom Izu at 408-864-8986 or [email protected]

The May 18th deadline for the CHC scholarship is fast approaching. Since our initial post of this scholarship, we change...
04/11/2019

The May 18th deadline for the CHC scholarship is fast approaching. Since our initial post of this scholarship, we changed the contact info on the flyer to De Anza's Financial Aid Office. This is to better serve our students who want access to forms and better understand the submission process. Happy Spring Quarter!

Join the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike! P...
03/19/2019

Join the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike! Presenters will uncover new histories of Chinese immigrant workers who were essential to creating the Transcontinental Railroad. The event will be hosted at Tresidder Union, Oak Lounge at Stanford University at 2pm on April 11, 2019. We hope to see you there!

We are so excited to have Nancy Ukai, David Izu and Amy Iwasaki Mass present the "50 Objects" project and several videos...
02/19/2019

We are so excited to have Nancy Ukai, David Izu and Amy Iwasaki Mass present the "50 Objects" project and several videos to showcase the preservation of personal objects in the time of Japanese American imprisonment during World War II.

Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network is tabling at Day of Remembrance at De Anza College! They're providing materia...
02/19/2019

Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network is tabling at Day of Remembrance at De Anza College! They're providing materials for supporting our communities under threat of deportation. Attend the next Rapid Response Training on February 20th in Mountain View and February 23rd in San Jose!

Day of Remembrance will be happening this Tuesday! We updated our flyer to include another event about the travel ban & ...
02/14/2019

Day of Remembrance will be happening this Tuesday! We updated our flyer to include another event about the travel ban & changes in immigration policy from 3-4PM at Conference Rooms A & B. This will be a back-to-back event series. We can't wait to see students, faculty, and community members next week!

In commemoration of Day of Remembrance, there will be a panel of multicultural speakers who will share collective histor...
02/07/2019

In commemoration of Day of Remembrance, there will be a panel of multicultural speakers who will share collective histories of exclusion and activism on Sunday, February 17th. This will lead into a community-based forum that can further inform our future in San Jose. Corinna Okada Takara will also showcase an interactive art project. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate in this exciting discussion and art project!

Below is the finalized flyer for the event in Japantown, San Jose, on the 17th! We hope to see you there.

RSVP now by phone or email: (408)294-3138, [email protected]

Are you currently a student at De Anza College? Are you concerned about civil liberties and civil rights? Do you want $1...
12/10/2018

Are you currently a student at De Anza College? Are you concerned about civil liberties and civil rights? Do you want $1500? Then this is the scholarship for you! Apply by May 18, 2019

Shoutout to Professor Vivian Bejarin and her English Writing 1A class for visiting us last month! Students practiced the...
12/10/2018

Shoutout to Professor Vivian Bejarin and her English Writing 1A class for visiting us last month! Students practiced their skills on semiotic analysis, a journalism tactic used to understand an image's deeper and symbolic meaning, at the CHC's fall exhibit on civil liberties in California. We're very grateful to help facilitate this learning experience and hope to see more of you in the future. From everyone at the CHC, we wish every student good luck on finals this week!

"And the research goes on: A trip to the museum has been shown to help people with anything from shortness of breath to ...
12/10/2018
Californians for the Arts

"And the research goes on: A trip to the museum has been shown to help people with anything from shortness of breath to dementia. Like exercise, exposure to the arts reaches parts of our being that conventional medicine doesn’t prioritize. These new initiatives recognize that attached to the hearts, lungs, and brains that our doctors test, poke, and prod is a whole person." #museums #ArtsinHealth

“Like exercise, exposure to the arts reaches parts of our being that conventional medicine doesn’t prioritize.” #ArtsinHealth
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-going-art-museum-good-exercise

11/20/2018

Follow us on our new instagram page: @cahistorycenter

Voting season may be over but as involved and conscious peoples, we understand that there's still so much work in the co...
11/08/2018

Voting season may be over but as involved and conscious peoples, we understand that there's still so much work in the community to be done! In honor of continuing the legacy of our civil liberties, the California History Center opened its fall quarter exhibit on November 6th called "Wherever There's a Fight" based on the eponymous book by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi.

California History Center
10/29/2018

California History Center

Formal program ended. Now to enjoy live jazz, good company and some food!
10/27/2018

Formal program ended. Now to enjoy live jazz, good company and some food!

Photos from California History Center's post
10/27/2018

Photos from California History Center's post

"Okinawa always had this history of resistance.. Especially against the military bases." - Wesley Ueunten
10/27/2018

"Okinawa always had this history of resistance.. Especially against the military bases." - Wesley Ueunten

Photos from California History Center's post
10/27/2018

Photos from California History Center's post

Christina Espinosa-Pieb is currently making opening remarks for this year's A Taste of History program!
10/27/2018

Christina Espinosa-Pieb is currently making opening remarks for this year's A Taste of History program!

Please join us this Saturday October 27 at the Visual Performing Arts Center for a benefit fundraiser, A Taste of Histor...
10/22/2018

Please join us this Saturday October 27 at the Visual Performing Arts Center for a benefit fundraiser, A Taste of History! Wesley Ueunten--a teacher & musician with Okinawan roots--serves as the main musical performance by exploring history through song. There will also be live jazz performances, food, and wine.

Tickets are $75. All proceeds will support after-school art classes for at-rick youth and De Anza student-led projects that preserve our local histories.

Power & Protest
05/18/2018

Power & Protest

We hope to see you all at our reception for Power & Protest tomorrow Saturday, May 12th, 1:30-3:30pm at the California H...
05/11/2018

We hope to see you all at our reception for Power & Protest tomorrow Saturday, May 12th, 1:30-3:30pm at the California History Center.

Be sure to check out our new exhibition Power & Protest April 17-June 25, 2018. Opening reception May 12thPower & Protes...
04/16/2018

Be sure to check out our new exhibition Power & Protest April 17-June 25, 2018. Opening reception May 12th

Power & Protest, highlights the evolution of civil liberties and civil rights for African Americans in San Jose by looking at past and present stories of personal struggle in the ongoing fight for social justice.

Special Thanks to History San José, Euphrat Museum of Art, Clarissa Moore, Sharat G. Lin, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, San Jose State Special Collections.

California History Center's cover photo
04/16/2018

California History Center's cover photo

California History Center
04/16/2018

California History Center

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy, is an exhibit featuring photography of the Ohlone people by ...
02/20/2018

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy, is an exhibit featuring photography of the Ohlone people by Photographer Ruth Morgan and Ohlone history gathered by Oral Historian Janet Clinger. This exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving. Compelling photographic images and riveting oral histories dispel the myth that the Ohlone are extinct and illuminates the life experience of people living between two cultures that are often in opposition. The exhibit reflects the challenges of 21st Century Ohlone: protection of sacred burial sites, truth telling regarding the history of California Native Peoples, the significance of the arts and crafts resurgence and a vision for the future of the Ohlone Peoples

Juan Felipe Herrera, first Chicano Poet Laureate of the United States of America. Come hear him at DeAnza College.You ar...
11/08/2017

Juan Felipe Herrera, first Chicano Poet Laureate of the United States of America. Come hear him at DeAnza College.

You are cordially invited to a benefit as De Anza celebrates its 50th anniversary with the California History Center and the Euphrat Museum of Art, featuring Juan Felipe Herrera, immediate past U.S. Poet Laureate.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 3-6 p.m.
Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
Program starts promptly at 3:15 p.m.
Featuring hors d’oeuvres from The Purple Onion, Los Gatos, and wine tasting by local wineries
Burrell School • Cooper-Garrod • Kings Mountain • Wrights Station

Tickets $75
To order tickets: https://secure.donationpay.org/fhda/tasteofhistory.php
For information: http://www.deanza.edu/califhistory/tasteofhistory
Purchase tickets by Nov. 13 • Free parking in lots A & B
Proceeds will support afterschool arts classes for at-risk youth, and De Anza student multi-media projects that preserve and share our local history

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy, is an exhibit featuring photography of the Ohlone people by ...
10/26/2017

Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy, is an exhibit featuring photography of the Ohlone people by Photographer Ruth Morgan and Ohlone history gathered by Oral Historian Janet Clinger. This exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving. Compelling photographic images and riveting oral histories dispel the myth that the Ohlone are extinct and illuminates the life experience of people living between two cultures that are often in opposition. The exhibit reflects the challenges of 21st Century Ohlone: protection of sacred burial sites, truth telling regarding the history of California Native Peoples, the significance of the arts and crafts resurgence and a vision for the future of the Ohlone Peoples

De Anza College
10/26/2017

De Anza College

Have you seen "Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak” at the California History Center? This unique exhibit celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive. Join the California History Center on Saturday for a reception to recognize this exhibit at 1 p.m. More info here: http://bit.ly/2xZyLPZ. And don't forget today is Transfer Day at 10 a.m. in the Main Quad!

Today is Opening Day for our new exhibit Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak! Please drop by during the Fall Quarter to see this...
10/23/2017

Today is Opening Day for our new exhibit Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak! Please drop by during the Fall Quarter to see this exhibit.

Please save the date, November 18, 2017,  for the California History Center and Euphrat Museum of Art's annual "Taste of...
09/28/2017

Please save the date, November 18, 2017, for the California History Center and Euphrat Museum of Art's annual "Taste of History" benefit - featuring Juan Felipe Herrera, Immediate Past US Poet Laureate!

The California History Center is proud to present our Fall Quarter 2107 Exhibit. Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring ...
09/27/2017

The California History Center is proud to present our Fall Quarter 2107 Exhibit. Ohlone Elders & Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy.

Be sure to save the dates for our opening reception October 28 & Panel discussion November 2.

California History Center's cover photo
09/25/2017

California History Center's cover photo

American Association for State and Local History
05/31/2017
American Association for State and Local History

American Association for State and Local History

“It is very rare that descendants are invited in, and find it inviting, to participate in uncovering their ancestor's enslaved lives..."

05/19/2017
Timeline

The California History Center is offering a class on this case! Two lectures and two field trips - beginning June 1, 2017 - please contact Nannette Regua the instructor - [email protected]

To avoid a legal battle, a white school offered Gonzalo Mendez' children admission. Instead of accepting, he stood up for the entire Mexican-American community.

De Anza College
05/18/2017

De Anza College

Which of these celebrities were elected to political office? Take our interactive quiz to find out: http://bit.ly/2rg1hZu. Today we're introducing De Anza CivicsWatch, an online resource that provides fact-checking, research tools and real news about how democracy operates and how government decisions affect our lives. Check out the main page at www.deanza.edu/civicswatch.

California History Center's cover photo
05/04/2017

California History Center's cover photo

Artbound
03/16/2017
Artbound

Artbound

The discovery of a lone woman in 1853 on San Nicolas Island put an end to a speculative mystery that had brewed in coastal California for eighteen years. But as was often the case for native people in the "new world," her "discovery" would soon lead to her death. Her story is now part of middle school reading lists as the book Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Tomorrow at 4:00pm Lawrence Coates will be giving a talk here at the CHC!! Don't miss out
03/08/2017

Tomorrow at 4:00pm Lawrence Coates will be giving a talk here at the CHC!! Don't miss out

Don't forget on Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 Jen Myhre will be giving a talk at the CHC. The Spider Web: How the U.S. War D...
03/01/2017

Don't forget on Thursday, March 2 at 3:30 Jen Myhre will be giving a talk at the CHC. The Spider Web: How the U.S. War Department Destroyed the Women's Movement in the 1920's.

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21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA
95014

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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(408) 864-8712

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