Local History

History Happy Hour: Cold Wrath with Barney Terrell

Ainsley House

History Happy Hour welcomes author and historian, Barney Terrell who will be presenting his new book, Cold Wrath: The 1896 Rampage of James C. Dunham. The book retells the unsolved mystery of the McGlincy Murders, a cold case that has fascinated residents of Campbell, Santa Clara Valley, and the nation for over a century.

Campbell Museums: The History of the California Gold Rush


In 1848 James W. Marshall discovered gold on the South Fork of the American River. It was one of the most significant discoveries in history. It led to the most significant mass emigration of people in the Western Hemisphere. And, it was the catalyst that launched the rapid and remarkable growth of the West.

Campbell Museums: The History of Moffett Field


John Mascali, Captain, USNR Retired, will share the history of Moffett Field since its beginning in 1930 with the building of the historic Hangar One, which dominates the skyline in the South Bay, and the arrival of one of the largest airships ever built, the USS Macon.

History Happy Hour: New Almaden Mine

Ainsley House

Please join the Campbell Museums on Friday, May 15 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm as we welcome Geologist Mike Cox for our History Happy Hour. Mr. Cox will lead an informative and entertaining discussion on the summary of the geology and history of two cousins: Minas Almadén, Spain and Minas Nueva Almadén, California

Third Saturday History Walks in Downtown Campbell

Blue Line Pizza

Join Historian Barney Terrell every third Saturday at 10am on a free walking tour to explore the people, places, and stories of historic Downtown Campbell.

Campbell Chamber Luncheon: The Pruneyard Past Present + Future

Villa Ragusa

This month's Campbell Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will feature two special guests who will be talking about the Pruneyard shopping center: Traci Markel, Director of Retail Marketing for the Pruneyard and Kerry Perkins, Campbell Historical Museum Supervisor.

Book Club: The McGlincy Killings in Campbell by Tobin Gilman

Recycle Bookstore

Tobin Gilman will be discussing The McGlincy Killings in Campbell, California: An 1896 Unsolved Mystery.

Recycle Book Club meets once a month (sometimes twice) here at Recycle Bookstore to discuss a book-of-the-month, like all book clubs do. The difference...