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 Summer BBQ & Membership Meeting Sunday August 20, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Old Adobe Building 157 Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View.

To order your tickets for our August 20th BBQ fill out the form included in our newsletter and mail it in with a check by Friday, August 11th to P.O. Box 252, Mountain View, CA 94042 or purchase your tickets online at:


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

President's Message - By Candace Bowers - MVHA President

Dear members:

Happy summer!

We’re now in the midst of one of our favorite times of the year: the time for local stone fruit and Linda’s burgers. By the time you read this, this year’s crop of the famous Blenheim apricots will be gone, but we can still enjoy local cherries and other fruit. I’m feeling grateful for the heritage orchards in our neighboring cities that still grow these treasures on a commercial scale. If you missed the fresh Blenheims, you can still find them as dried halves or the extra-tasty “slabs,” which are the especially ripe apricots that flatten out as they dry. Don’t be fooled by their thinner appearance—they are soft and sweet, and many local folks prefer them.

We’ll soon be firing up the grills for our annual summer BBQ! Well, actually, we won’t be manning the grills ourselves this year. Don’t worry, we’ll still be serving the traditional Parisian Burger, but we’re giving our grill-master volunteers a break and are instead having the Gold Rush Eatery cater the event. The Gold Rush Eatery is a restaurant located in Sunnyvale’s Sunken Gardens Golf Course that specializes in recreating the Parisian Burger. A bit of history from their website explains the connection:

“Kris and Kris are the father and son team, who wanted to open a restaurant that specializes in quality comfort food at an affordable price. Inspired by the famous Linda’s Drive Thru, a popular eatery in Mountain View, California in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, the father and son team decided on a whole new venture, and Gold Rush Eatery was born. The signature menu item, The Gold Rush Burger is their version of Linda’s “Parisian Burger,” it boasts 1/2 lb. Black Angus Beef and a handcrafted San Francisco Sourdough bun. Gold Rush Eatery promises to use only the freshest ingredients, and fresh, never frozen beef in their burgers.”

We’re sure you won’t be disappointed in their version of this legendary Mountain View dish!

We’ll also take some time at the BBQ to discuss the proposed project at 938–954 Villa Street. There’s been a lot of interest in this project among our members, and residents are forming a group to share their concerns about the potential loss of these historic sites (see below). We’ll share what we know, and will give you a chance to share your thoughts, too.

See you at the Adobe—

- Candace Bowers, MVHA President

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