History

The Cupertino Historical Society and Museum (CHS&M) is dedicated to ensuring that the heritage of Cupertino stays alive for all to understand and share, and for all to assimilate as their heritage. CHS&M was established in 1966 and the Museum was opened in 1990.

Our purpose is to "Create a Passion for the Past." We do this by collecting the artifacts and ephemera that represent the past and present of Cupertino. The CHS&M houses approximately 3,000 artifacts spanning over 100 years of Cupertino’s history – including settlement, agriculture, education, home life, and business. Select artifacts are displayed in our museum according to theme in rotating vignette exhibits.

Upcoming Events:

CHS&M Annual Meeting and Speaker program

The History of Almaden Air Force Station (Mt. Umunhum)
Presented by Basim Jaber,
Historian/Archivish and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. / Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Room
10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino
Admission is FREE

Come learn about the history of this fascinating bay area historic landmark. Enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of this Cold War radar station when it was in operation between 1958 and 1980. Also learn about the future of the iconic landmark radar tower atop the mountain.