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.

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Mark your Calendars !

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

You won’t want to miss our Memories and Mementos event. Please bring artifacts, memorabillia, old photos and stories to share.

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

President's Message - By Patricia Figueroa - MVHA President

We were very pleased to see so many of you at the BBQ. What a combination, Disneyland and Linda’s Parisian burgers! Although I wasn’t able to attend, I understand that our special guest speaker, imagineer Bob Gurr, was very interesting. Thank you to Mr. Gurr and to everyone who helped make this event such a great success.

Please note on your calendar that our next Membership Meeting is on Sunday, November 1. Daylight Savings ends and we “fall back” in the early morning that same day?so don’t forget to turn back your clock that morning. Instead of a guest speaker, we’re hosting a “Memories and Mementos” program, a chance for members to bring your memories to share. The MVHA has hosted these show-and-tell events since we were first founded, and they’ve always been interesting and popular. The last time, the sign-up sheet was so long that we couldn’t get to everyone! We hope many of you will bring memories and mementos to share, and we’ll do our best to give everyone who signs up a chance to speak.

In other news, thanks to members Lucas Ramirez and Emily Ramos for helping the MVHA investigate on-line payment systems. Soon you’ll be able to join or renew your membership on our website, Of course, you’ll still be able to renew by check or cash via mail. Our goal is to give members and potential members another option. We’re also creating an eventbrite. com account to streamline online ticket purchases and RSVPs for our special events, like the BBQ.

Speaking of events, we hope to see some of you at the City of Mountain View’s dedication ceremony for the new Mountain View Veterans Memorial on November 11 at Eagle Park at 650 Franklin Street. The event takes place from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the historic Mountain View Union High School flagpole near the park’s pool house. As mentioned in previous editions of our newsletter, we’ve been working closely with the Veterans Memorial organizers to fund and design a new interpretive sign at the memorial. The sign will explain both the meaning of the memorial and the site’s history as the former location of Mountain View Union High School. The sign is slated to be installed after the dedication ceremony, so keep an eye out for it next time you’re in Eagle Park!

- Pat Figueroa, MVHA President

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