The Mountain View Historical Association was established over 60 years ago and currently has 324 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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Mark your Calendars!

Mtn. View Historical Association Annual Fall Membership Meeting. Sunday November 6th, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Old Adobe Building 157 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View.

We are partnering with Club Estrella to bring the first Dia de los Muertos celebration to Mountain View. There will be a special presentation by Crisanto Castro and a live performance by the mariachi band Mariachi Tapaio.

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

President's Message - By Candace Bowers - MVHA President

Greetings, MVHA members—

It was good to see so many of you at our annual summer BBQ at the historic Adobe. As usual, we had a nice mix of long-time residents who love to share their memories and newcomers who want to learn more about their adopted city. We were treated to a screening of the documentary “The Legacy of Arrow Development,” which tells the story of a truly innovative Mountain View company that gave us many of our favorite and world-famous amusement park rides. Thank you Nicholas, Kimberly, Kris and Robert for sharing your film with us. And thank you to our members who pitched in to help us set up the room; prepare and serve our (authentically re-created) Parisian burgers; and clean up at the end of the event—Especially the Del Carlo and Blankenheimer families! Our Board members always work hard to bring you these programs, but we couldn’t do it without your help.

And if you would like to become more involved in the Association, we are looking for members to join our Board in 2017. With several current Board members retiring or moving into other positions, the positions of Vice President and Secretary will soon be vacant. Please consider this opportunity to play a vital (and fun) role in your Association. You don’t need prior experience; perhaps this will be your first time on the board of any organization. The requirements? Enthusiasm for Mountain View and its history; attendance at our quarterly Board meetings, held in the History Center at the Library; and collaboration on some, but not always all, of our group events. Interested? Send us an email, or phone the History Center at (650) 903-6890.

Our November event promises something new and different (while deeply “Mountain View”): the food, the entertainment, the special guest, and the chance for YOU to contribute in a unique way.

- Candace Bowers, MVHA President

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