Local History

2019 Season of Exhibits at the Ainsley House

The 2019 season is here! Come for a tour and see our new exhibits, "Wearing the Living World: How Fashion Impacts Nature" and "Back from Extinction: Muwekma Ohlone's History, Heritage, and Legacy."

Third Saturday History Walks in Downtown Campbell

Blue Line Pizza

Join Historian Barney Terrell every third Saturday at 10am on a free walking tour to explore the people, places, and stories of historic Downtown Campbell.

Campbell Chamber Luncheon: The Pruneyard Past Present + Future

Villa Ragusa

This month's Campbell Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will feature two special guests who will be talking about the Pruneyard shopping center: Traci Markel, Director of Retail Marketing for the Pruneyard and Kerry Perkins, Campbell Historical Museum Supervisor.

Book Club: The McGlincy Killings in Campbell by Tobin Gilman

Recycle Bookstore

Tobin Gilman will be discussing The McGlincy Killings in Campbell, California: An 1896 Unsolved Mystery.

Recycle Book Club meets once a month (sometimes twice) here at Recycle Bookstore to discuss a book-of-the-month, like all book clubs do. The difference...

History Happy Hour: On the Trail of the Campbells

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...

Ainsley House Spring Exhibition Reception

Ainsley House

Join us for the opening reception of the Ainsley House's exhibit season in downtown Campbell! This free event includes a look at both spring exhibitions: Looking Down/Looking Back and Dressed in Context.

History Happy Hour: History of the Ohlone

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.