California History Center

California History Center

A Taste of History

A Taste of Wine, A Sip of Water
Water and wine history in Silicon Valley since 1914

Thank you to all who attended our 4th annual A Taste of History event on Oct. 18, 2014. We appreciate your support!

 

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Entitled  "A Taste of Wine, A Sip of Water
Water and Wine History in Silicon Valley Since 1914," the event featured gourmet food and wine tasting provided by local wineries.

 

Thank you to our many sponsors for this event. Proceeds support student and campus projects that will preserve, document and share our local history.


At the fore is our Silicon Valley Documentation Project (Oral History Project), which links our students directly with De Anza's surrounding communities and helps them and their instructors to capture the stories of people who have made our lives rich with meaning and purpose, but may not otherwise be widely known.

 

Support for this project allows us to access new technology that will greatly enhance our students' ability to learn how to do this most important work, including the development of a digital repository and interactive mapping databases.

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Mayors of Cupertino reunion group photo


De Anza Commission co-chair Orrin Mahoney, who served as Cupertino mayor in 2009 and 2013, was joined by 10 other former Cupertino mayors for a special A Taste of History gathering in 2013 honoring Cupertino's mayors.



 

Would you like to make a donation for this program? Go to Give Now and include Silicon Valley Documentation Project in the Program Other field on the donation form.

Sunken Garden Renovation

The Sunken Garden Renovation project is complete! If you have not seen it, please stop by to step into this historic center of our De Anza landscape.

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Check out the Historic Review Committee site plan presentation (PDF 20 MB) for a review of how the Sunken Garden was designed to reflect it's original purpose. Slides include concept drawings and photographs of updated fixtures and native plants planned for the garden.


Sunken Garden Site Concept Design

 

 

ICCE Moves to East Cottage

The East Cottage is the the home for the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement and the CHC's Resource and Research Lab (Social Sciences and Humanities Division).

 



California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986
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Last Updated: 10/31/14