History Happy Hour

History Happy Hour: Mt. Umunhum + Almaden Air Force Station

 
3/24/17
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Come hear lecturer, Basim Jaber, tell the amazing history of this Bay Area landmark. Basim has researched the history and geography of Mt. Umunhum and the Almaden Air Force Station since 2006. This program is intended for those ages 21+

History Happy Hour: the History of Moffett Field

 
9/15/23
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

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.

History Happy Hour: Cold War Spies in Campbell

 
6/17/23
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Join us for a fascinating evening as we learn about a Cold War Spy from Campbell. David Blinn will weave the intriguing espionage story of two Cold War spies: James Mintkenbaugh and Robert Johnson.

History Happy Hour: Cold Wrath with Barney Terrell

 
10/8/22
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

History Happy Hour welcomes author and historian, Barney Terrell who will be presenting his new book, Cold Wrath: The 1896 Rampage of James C. Dunham. The book retells the unsolved mystery of the McGlincy Murders, a cold case that has fascinated residents of Campbell, Santa Clara Valley, and the nation for over a century.

History Happy Hour: New Almaden Mine

 
5/15/20
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Please join the Campbell Museums on Friday, May 15 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm as we welcome Geologist Mike Cox for our History Happy Hour. Mr. Cox will lead an informative and entertaining discussion on the summary of the geology and history of two cousins: Minas Almadén, Spain and Minas Nueva Almadén, California

History Happy Hour: History of the League of Women Voters

 
3/6/20
 
$15
 
Campbell Historical Museum

Aisha Piracha-Zakariya from the League of Women Voters of California will be discussing the history of the League in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote and detail current activities of the League such as the 2020 Census.

History Happy Hour: The Occupation of Catalina Island

 
5/18/18
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

On January 2, 1864, eighty enlisted men under the command of Captain West occupied Catalina Island and forced the evacuation of its residents. By the end of the year, they were gone as quickly as they had arrived, leaving only their barracks behind. But why?

History Happy Hour: What is Climate Change?

 
4/20/18
 
 
Ainsley House

Join scientists Stephen Po-Chedley from the Lawrence Livermore Lab and Andrea Fassbender from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as they represent a non-partisan group called Climate Voices. Climate Voices, brings scientists and communities together. Po-Chedley and Fassbender will discuss what exactly Climate Change is and how is it affecting our society.

History Happy Hour: On the Trail of the Campbells

 
3/23/18
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

March's History Happy Hour will follow Benjamin Campbell and many other members of the Campbell family during their 1846 westward migration into Santa Clara Valley. Historian and museum staff-member, Barney Terrell, will explore the family's journey and highlight the legacy...

History Happy Hour: History of the Ohlone

 
2/16/18
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Lecturer and ethnohistorian Alan Leventhal will discuss the history of the Ohlone in the Bay Area at our first History Happy Hour of 2018! Leventhal will also discuss significant events in Ohlone timeline including the current struggle for tribal recognition from the government.

History Happy Hour: Once Upon A Crime

 
5/19/17
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Join the museum and fellow true crime enthusiasts for a discussion with Once Upon A Time podcaster, Esther Ludlow, about fascinating stories about true crime.

History Happy Hour: Football & Technology

 
1/27/17
 
 
Ainsley House

January's History Happy Hour is “Football and Technology: The Essence of the Bay Area” with speaker, Ted Atlas.

Ted Atlas will discuss the two parallel timelines: history of technology in the area and the history of football. The two...

Interfaith Panel Discussion on Religion and Extremism

 
9/30/16
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Speakers from five different faiths: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist will discuss how the various forms of fundamentalism and extremism pose a problem in all religious traditions and communities.

History Happy Hour: Campbell's Rails w/Mike Kotowski

 
10/21/16
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

October's History Happy Hour at the Ainsley House features Michael F. Kotowski as he takes listeners on a 139-year historic trip from the first train enter Campbell. This lecture will also explore how Campbell got its name, got its fame,...

History Happy Hour: The September Boys

 
7/22/16
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

In September 1917 over 200 men from Santa Clara County were drafted to fight in WWI. By September 1918, these men were part of the largest American Campaign in history - the attacks in Meuse-Argonne, France. Join us as historian,...

HIstory Happy Hour: Larry Hancock, Opera San Jose

 
6/10/16
 
 
Ainsley House

Come Sip, Snack and Socialize as we enjoy an evening of discussuion and performance with Larry Hancock, General Director of Opera San Jose. Mr. Hancock is back to discuss his 2016-2017 season and is bringing a talented singer in residence...

History Happy Hour: Interfaith Religion Panel

 
6/24/16
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

June's History Happy Hour at the Ainsley House features an interfaith religion panel that will discuss social identity and religious extremism.

Tickets are $15 per person. Admission includes drinks, snacks and self-guided tour of the Ainsley House - Campbell's historic house museum.

History Happy Hour: Prohibition

 
5/13/16
 
$10/$15
 
Ainsley House

Join the Campbell Historical Museum and local history buffs for their monthly History Happy Hour in May. May's event features a discussion about Prohibition and how it affected Santa Clara County and the SF Bay Area.

History Happy Hour: The History of the Universe

 
4/1/16
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

Join us for April's History Happy Hour featuring Stanford Astrophysicist, Dr. Phil Marshall as he discusses the History of the Universe. We'll have your wine ready!

Tickets are $15 per person. Admission includes drinks, snacks and self-guided tour of the Ainsley House - Campbell's historic house museum.

History Happy Hour: Larry Hancock of Opera San Jose

 
6/26/15
 
$15
 
Ainsley House

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.