Past Exhibits Held at the California History Center


Fall 2015


#Tutu: a man at prayer, a man at work, a man at rest

From South Africa to Cupertino: A solo photographic exhibit by Sumaya Hisham of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

October 19, 2015 to December 3, 2015


Spring 2015


"Water Ways: A Lens on Culture and Nature from River to Bay to Ocean"

A photographic exhibition

March 23, 2015 through June 19, 2015

 

Fall 2014 and Winter 2015


Wherever There's A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California

An exhibition based on the book, "Wherever There's a Fight. How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California"

October 1, 2014 through March 13, 2015.


Spring 2013


Lens On Silicon Valley: A Photographic Exhibition

Is it possible to capture the essence of a place in a way that can be recognized and understood by others?

March 12, 2013 through June 21, 2013


Winter 2013


The Art of Protest

Twenty-six original silkscreened posters from campus social movements during the 1960s and 1970s -- an exhibit from the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. 

January 15, 2013 through February 28, 2013


Fall 2011


Wherever There's A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California

An exhibition based on the book, "Wherever There's a Fight. How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California"

October 10, 2011 through December 2, 2011


Winter 2011 and Spring 2011


Exhibition: Detained at Liberty's Door

The Story of Liberty Lost on Angel Island, and a Legacy Regained

January 28, 2011 through June 24, 2011


Winter 2007


Yaaba Soore: The Path of the Ancestors

An exhibit highlighting Nettye Goddard's 55 years of civic engagement in Santa Clara County as an educator and activist. 

The Nettye George Goddard African American Culture Center and Botanical Garden
January 23, 2007 through February 22, 2007


Where Do You Find Wisdom? Landscapes, Knowledge, and Northern Native Californians

An exhibit featuring the work of Frank LaPena and Darryl Babe Wilson

March 1, 2007 through March 29, 2007


Reception, panel discussions, and demonstrations at CHC:

  • Artist Frank LaPena and author Darryl Babe Wilson on landscapes and knowledge
    March 7, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
  • Ruth Orta and Ramona Garibay on Ohlone heritage and culture
    March 8, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
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