The Mountain View Historical Association was established over 50 years ago and currently has 299 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. Currently, we are involved in fundraising to build a Mountain View Museum at Cuesta Annex to preserve and celebrate the history of Mountain View.

The Association meets four times a year on the first Sundays in February, May, August and November at 2:00 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.

Mark your Calendars!

MVHA Spring General Membership Meeting - Sunday May 4, 2014. Doors open at 12:00 pm, meeting and guest speaker at 1:00. The Old Adobe Building - Moffett Blvd. & Central Expressway (Parking in the rear of Central Expressway).

Spring Scheduled Program - A Tribute to: Mountain View High School. We will be celebrating the history of Mountain View High School, with a special focus on its second campus which opened 90 years ago on Castro Street in May of 1924. Lecture and slideshow by local author Nick Perry. Also a performance by the Mountain View High School Madrigal Singers!



President's Message - By Patricia Figueroa - MVHA President

Hi Everyone,

As I shared with you in the Winter edition of the Mountain ReView, the Mountain View Historical Association Board is placing a special emphasis on increasing our visibility in the community in 2014. This is a special year for us as we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of our organization! We are reviewing a variety of activities in which we can participate and hope many of you will join us. More information will be shared at our May meeting. Until then, a few updates on some of our upcoming activities:

Spring Parade: We will start off the year by participating in Mountain View's Downtown Spring Parade to be held on Saturday, April 26th. If you'd like to join our contingent, e-mail me for more information.

Partnership with Los Altos: Although we are not currently going forward with our museum, we are working with the Los Altos History Museum to loan, for display, some of the larger items donated to the Mountain View Historical Association. Volunteers have already moved many of these items to Los Altos.

Bryant Park Plaza Display: A Historical Subcommittee is also working with Roger Burnell to develop part of an interactive display window at his project at the corner of Villa and Bryant (where the Pearson House was located). One of the elements of the display is titled "Yesterday: Our Mountain View History". This is still a work in progress - we'll keep you up to date as this project proceeds.

Remember to mark your calendars for 1:00 pm on May 4th, the date of our Spring Public Event and Membership Meeting, where we will focus on Mountain View High School history and end the program with a memorable performance by the Mountain View High School Madrigal Singers!.

- Pat Figueroa, MVHA President

(650) 965-4783,     patfig@ix.netcom.com

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