The Mountain View Historical Association was established over 60 years ago and currently has 311 members. The Association is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Mountain View by gathering data and cooperating with other organizations to promote and publish the history of this area.

The Association meets four times a year on the first Sundays in February, May, August and November at 1:00 PM. Our meetings are held in the Historic Adobe Building located at 157 Moffett Boulevard in Mountain View and are free and open to the public.

The first Sunday in August is our annual BBQ and raffle. The other quarterly meetings are a mixture of Historical Association business and guest speakers who often augment their presentations with Visuals (videos, slideshows, etc.) on a variety of topics pertaining to local history.

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Purchase tee-shirts and proceeds will support MVHA projects.

Mark your Calendars ! Special date because of the Super Bowl Sunday.

Mtn. View Historical Association Annual Winter Membership Meeting. Sunday January 31, 2016 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at the Old Adobe Building 157 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View.

Presentation at this Winter meeting will be "Moving Mountain View". Please join us as we celebrate the history of transportation in Mountain View.

See photos of our May 2015 event at the Wunderman House,



President's Message - By Patricia Figueroa - MVHA President

Happy New Year Everyone! The new year always brings us a chance to reflect on the year that’s passed and look forward to the year ahead.

In 2015, your Board worked to create compelling events that appealed to a broad spectrum of our membership. In February, we hosted a well-attended panel on the history of the rapidly changing North Bayshore district. In May, we brought back the Roaring 20s with tours of the former Blue & Gold Kennel Club speakeasy. In August, we had one of our most successful BBQs ever, with legendary Disneyland imagineer Bob Gurr as our special guest speaker (and Parisian burgers!). Finally, in November, we gave members a chance to “show and tell” their memories and mementos of Mountain View.

The year 2015 will certainly be tough to top, but we’re working on it! Our Winter event on January 31 will focus on the history of local transportation—certainly a relevant topic in our increasingly bustling city. We’re excited to have Rod Diridon Sr. as our guest speaker. Mr. Diridon has had a profound impact on Santa Clara Valley’s recent transportation history—so much so that San Jose’s main Caltrain station was named in his honor in 1994!

Our Spring event on May 1 will celebrate the history of Mountain View’s Mexican-American community. We’re still in the early stages of planning this event, and we welcome interested members to contact us with their ideas. Summer, of course, will see the return of our annual BBQ on August 7. You can expect the return of Linda’s Parisian Burgers! As for our Fall event, well, that’s still TBD. We welcome your suggestions!

In closing - I’d like to officially announce that 2016 will mark my last year as President of the MVHA. It’s been a pleasure serving in this role over the past five years. Beyond 2016 I will continue to serve the Board in the official role of “Past President.” I encourage those interested to consider joining the Board. It’s a great team of dedicated volunteers! For more information on our upcoming Board elections, read the message to our members on page 5 of our newsletter.

Hope to see you at some of our events in 2016!

- Pat Figueroa, MVHA President

(650) 965-4783,     president@mountainviewhistorical.org

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