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Pioneer Day 2023 in New Almaden

Pioneer Day 2023It’s time for Pioneer Day 2023 presented by the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association! Come learn about New Almaden Quicksilver mining history, including hearing from descendants of miners who lived and worked in New Almaden. Tour the mining museum and grounds of the historic Casa Grande (former home of the mine superintendents). Enjoy live music, lunch, and a tour of historic Hacienda cemetery.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 11:00am

Where: New Almaden Casa Grande, 21520 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

Cost: The event is free. Lunch is $15. Click Here to RSVP for lunch.

For more information, contact Tere Johnson at (408) 406-3001.

History of Almaden Air Force Station Atop Mount Umunhum

Mount-Umunhum-4Learn about the history of the fascinating Almaden Air Force Station Atop Mount Umunhum. See actual key artifacts from the site, and enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation during the Cold War between 1958 and 1980.

Presented by Basim Jaber, Historian & Archivist and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association.

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Casa Grande Yuletide Bazaar in New Almaden – UPDATED 2022

Casa Grande in New AlmadenCasa Grande at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be offering a Yuletide Bazaar on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10am to 4pm. Local artists and artisans will be selling their crafts and goodies – it’s a great place to pick up some unique holiday gifts for family and friends.

The staff at the Casa Grande will “deck the halls” with festive decorations and docents will be sporting period garb for the occasion. Call (408) 323-1107 for more information about this event. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Hosts Living History Day

Spanishtown, March 1876, Public Domain Image

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be presenting a special event on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. “Living History Day” will take place at the Casa Grande in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

This spectacular home was once occupied by the managers of the New Almaden mine and its Victorian heritage has been maintained by the staff.

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Presentation on the History of New Almaden Quicksilver Mines

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mines and Museum will be the subject of the next presentation at the Milpitas Historical Society meeting.

Doug Bergtholdt will speak on the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine and its background, geology, and the fascinating social history of the town of New Almaden, with photos and stories that make the area come alive. A film about the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines will also be shown.

The presentation is at the Milpitas Library in the Community Room (auditorium) on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7pm. Read more about the event and see videos of New Almaden at Milpitas Historical Society.

Living History at Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum – UPDATED 2022

Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining MuseumVisit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden Mine managers. Costumed Docents will be on hand to guide you through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits. Children will be able to participate in a craft activity to take home.

This event is at Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum on Sunday, Sunday, May 20, 2012 and again on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1-3pm. For more information, call (408) 918-7775. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

View past articles about Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum:

2011 Casa Grande Open House
2010 Yuletide Festivities at Casa Grande in New Almaden
2010 Pioneer Day & Casa Grande Re-Opening in New Almaden

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