The Mountain View Historical Association was established over 60 years ago and currently has 311 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.

Mark your Calendars new date!

Take a walk on the wild side! Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce that the Mtn. View Historical Association is presenting a most unusual and fantastic Spring event and Membership Meeting for 2015. It will take place at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Avenue on Sunday May 3rd, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. .

The house’s colorful past began in the 1920s when it was built and put into operation as a Prohibition-era speakeasy! Once called the “Blue & Gold Kennel Club,” it was a front for illicit activities. Guided tours of the house, now a private residence, will be available during the event—with food, drink, and music on the grounds. Learn about the goings-on during a different era in Mountain View’s history where the “dolls were loose and the bathtub gin flowed.”

Highlights of the Wunderman House include the basement with its original ballroom and a private bar once used by bordello customers. Your liaison and good-humored madam for the event will be our own President Pat Figueroa, who invites everyone to enjoy this fun afternoon soiree.

This event is free and open to our members, guests, and the general public—but space is limited! So, in the spirit of the speakeasy and to control crowds, a special password is required to access the grounds ! Password provided upon RSVP. More info in the newsletter!



President's Message - By Patricia Figueroa - MVHA President

I’d like to personally thank the February Membership Meeting participants in our “When Shoreline Was Stierlin” panel. Each of them brought such a different perspective, and we all had such fun going down memory lane.

At our March Board meeting, we discussed how we were going to participant in community activities. The first step is the City Parade; Eugene and Nancy Sharp are very kindly willing to drive their cars (a Volvo convertible and a 1936 Buick) in the parade. Passengers in the cars will be a combination of MVHA Board members and members— so don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 25th, and give us a big “hi” as we pass by.

We’re all looking forward to our Spring event on May 3rd at the historic Wunderman House on Eunice Avenue. Don’t forget to RSVP to get the password! See page 1 for more information. Looking ahead to early Summer—we’re planning on participating in the first “Thursday Night Live” event of the year on June 25. In addition to setting up an info table on Castro Street, we’ll be testing out what will hopefully be the first of a quarterly series of historic walking tours of Downtown Mountain View. Nick Perry will be leading the tour. To sign up, visit our table that evening!

Finally, thanks to our webmaster, Suzette Spencer, for updating our e-mail accounts. If you need to reach me (or future MVHA presidents), simply e-mail: president@mountainviewhistorical.org. ‘Tis all for now. Hope to see you all at the Wunderman House!

- Pat Figueroa, MVHA President

(650) 965-4783,     president@mountainviewhistorical.org

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