Monday, August 25, 2014

The Return of Manny’s Cellar – One Night Only

The Return of Manny’s Cellar – One Night Only
at the Fallon House Historic Site
Friday, September 26, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

San Jose, California – August 25, 2014. Manny’s Cellar holds a special place in the hearts of many San Jose residents. Formerly occupying the basement of the historic Fallon House, Manny’s Cellar served as the ultimate lunch destination for some many who worked downtown from 1962–when the restaurant opened–until it closed in 1990. The Fallon House Historic Site is operated by History San José and provides educational programming to over 10,000 school children each year.

This fall, the Return of Manny’s Cellar for one night only will be held on Friday, September 26 from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Each $75 ticket will cover live entertainment, dinner, and wine. Cocktails can be purchased at the bar. Tommy Taylor, former bartender at Manny’s Cellar, will be on hand to share stories with old friends.

Proceeds from this event benefit educational programs at History San José. Sponsorship opportunities of this special event are also available – please contact Michelle Powers at 408.521.5016 or

To purchase your ticket, please register online:

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The Fallon House was built in 1855 by one of San José’s earliest mayors. The Victorian mansion showcases 15 fully-furnished rooms typical of the Victorian period. Thomas Fallon was a frontiersman in the John C. Fremont expedition, and Carmel Fallon was the daughter of one of the most prominent Mexican landowners in California.

The Peralta Adobe is San José’s oldest address. Built in 1797, the Peralta Adobe is the last remaining structure from El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. See the Adobe’s horno, an outside working oven or venture inside the home and see two rooms furnished as they might have been when they were occupied by the Gonzales and Peralta families. It is now surrounded by the new San Pedro Square Market.

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About History San José:

History San José (HSJ) is a non-profit organization that collects, preserves and celebrates the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley. HSJ manages one of the largest and most comprehensive regional history collections in the State of California, from 1784 Spanish governmental records to twenty-first century Silicon Valley technology.

History San José 1650 Senter Road San José, CA 95112 408.287.2290

Facebook: /historysanjose
Twitter: @historysanjose

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friends & Family Day Series: Antique Autos at History Park


Friends & Family Day Series: Antique Autos at History Park
Sunday, September 14, 11 AM to 4 PM

San Jose, California – August 21, 2014. Are you looking for the largest annual antique auto show in the West? Look no further – come out to History Park Saturday, September 14 from 11am to 4pm to see hundreds of antique cars, bicycles, and motorcycles from the late 1800s to 1945.

“We can’t wait to host another amazing Antique Autos event at History Park this year,” said Alida Bray, President and CEO of History San José. “Seeing the beautiful cars and costumes set against the backdrop of our historic buildings is truly a treat! And there is so much for young and old alike to enjoy!”

Presented each year by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San Jose, steam powered autos will be the featured auto this year. Kids and families will especially enjoy building and racing their own race cars.

In addition, the historic trolley will be running; you can see demonstrations at the Print Shop; visit the Fruit Barn, Umbarger House and One Room School House; and enjoy two exhibits: Shirlie Montgomery: Picturing San José Since 1938 and brand new exhibit, Silicon Valley Bikes! Passion, Innovation & Politics Since 1880.

Peggy Sue’s will offer food for sale, as well as O’Brien’s Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor. Admission is free for HSJ members and children 2 and under. $5 for all others.

For more information about the event contact Allan Greenberg at or call 408.997.0879.