The Ainsley House is excited to be open this holiday season with Holiday events for the whole family. The Campbell Museum Foundation’s annual Holiday Teas and Tours fundraiser will take place on December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10.
Quicksilver was the leading reduction agent for gold and silver until the discovery of the cyanide process and the mines at New Almaden produced a fortune greater than any California gold mine. Learn about the amazing history and the unique geology of the area.
Established in 1933, the original mission of Moffett Field was to serve as a station for the lighter-than-air-dirigible, the U.S.S. Macon. But, there is much more to the story. Come learn from a member of the Moffett Field Historical Society.
Come learn about the place, the people, and the operations from a member of the Moffett Field Historical Society.
The 2023 season is almost here! After being closed for the winter for regularly scheduled conservatorship, the Ainsley House is re-opening for tours starting on Friday, March 3rd. We'll be featuring our new exhibit, From Miasma to Germ Theory ,...
The Salem witch hunt (June 1692-May 1693) is a chapter of American History that has endured centuries later. The series of investigations and persecutions led to the death sentences of 19 convicted witches and hundreds of others to be imprisoned in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
In 1848 James W. Marshall discovered gold on the South Fork of the American River. It was one of the most significant discoveries in history. It led to the most significant mass emigration of people in the Western Hemisphere. And, it was the catalyst that launched the rapid and remarkable growth of the West.
John Mascali, Captain, USNR Retired, will share the history of Moffett Field since its beginning in 1930 with the building of the historic Hangar One, which dominates the skyline in the South Bay, and the arrival of one of the largest airships ever built, the USS Macon.
This year's 15th annual Spooky Night will run from 2 to 6 PM on Friday, October 27th. All of the museum's exhibits will be open for trick-or-treating, Halloween games, arts and crafts, music and family-friendly crafts. Costumes are encouraged!
Join guitarist Chris Shahin as he performs an eclectic instrumental mix of guitar styles drawing from jazz, blues, country and classical. Shahin will be performing some classic songs mixed with his original compositions. He will be joined by bassist Perry Thoorsell and powerhouse drummer Jemal Ramirez.
Join vocalist Amy Dabalos, guitarist Mason Razavi, and a rhythm section of top Bay Area players for a program of jazz standards by celebrated composers Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and others arranged by Razavi. The Great American Song Book at its finest!
Come see the special exhibits at the Ainsley House before they go! Exhibits close October 30th. "Agents of Decay" is hands-on fun where you use your detective skills to solve why our artifacts are falling part. "Then and Now" is...
The Campbell Historical Museum and Ainsley House presents History Happy Hour! Tonight, we'll hear from Opera San Jose's General Director, Larry Hancock, who will speak on the history of the company and take us through the choices a director must make in selecting composers, talent, costuming, and more. Admission is $15 per person and includes snacks and two drink tickets. Ages 21 and older. Register now online.