A description of the Cupertino Historical Society, including its founding and development, current programs/exhibits, and plans for the future. The show also includes a brief description of several people who played significant roles in Cupertino history. This program was aired on KMVT15 Community Media.
Category: Education


Cupertino is the heart of Silicon Valley, famous as the birthplace of technology giants. It does, however, have more than computers to offer. The Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Society recently celebrated another point of pride: their winemakers!

Cupertino museum displays local history

Divya Nelakonda
NOVEMBER 2, 2017

On Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state to enter the union. To honor this occasion, the Cupertino Historical Society and Museum opened the “Eureka! Native Americans, Explorers and Innovators” on Sept. 9 in the Quinlan Community Center. The city was preparing for the Cupertino’s fall festival in honor of the anniversary of California’s admission to the United States of America when they approached the society to create an exhibit surrounding the theme of admission.....Read more

Historical Society opens its 'Christmas in Cupertino' exhibit 

By  | PUBLISHED: December 2, 2016 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: December 2, 2016 at 7:27 am
Christmas in Cupertino
The Cupertino Historical Society has set up a a new festive exhibit that gives residents a window into what Christmas and other holidays were like in Cupertino many decades ago.
The “Christmas in Cupertino” exhibit was set up earlier this week at the historical museum in the Quinlan Community Center and includes a Christmas tree, ornaments, garlands and vintage toys, and other festive items.
“Christmas has become a national holiday celebrated in so many ways by so many cultures,” says Donna Austin, president of the Cupertino Historical Society. “The museum and society are just trying to share some of the symbols that remind us of why we have this holiday and why it is special to so many.”
The display highlights multiple holiday celebrations.

A Brief History of Apple

A Brief History of Apple

Happy Big 6-0, Cupertino!

This video features a 60-line poem, written and read by Crystal Tai, dedicated to the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum as well as residents of Cupertino. Cupertino was incorporated as a city on Oct 10, 1955. 

An Early Celebration of Cupertino's 60th Birthday

With Cupertino's 60th anniversary approaching, the Cupertino Historical Society & Museum held a Western themed fundraiser.
By CRYSTAL TAI (Star Patcher)  July 21, 2015 

The Cupertino Historical Society and Museum (CHS&M) holds a fundraising barbecue every summer, but it feels more special this summer, because the 60th anniversary of Cupertino’s incorporation is only a little more than three months away.

On Oct 10,1955, Cupertino officially became Santa Clara County’s 13th city.   Read more......

The name, Stevens Creek, is all over Cupertino and the area. Stevens Creek Boulevard, Stevens Creek Trail. Stevens Creek Dam. 

Not only is the former soldier, blacksmith, fur trapper and guide's name misspelled all over West Valley, but he was only the Valley for less than 20 years. According to the Cupertino Historical Society, he homesteaded 160 acres on the eastern bank of the Arroyo de San Giuseppe do Copertino and bought 150 acres more from the Peralta family's Rancho San Antonio. His 315-acre farm was called Blackberry Farm. 

Sound familiar? ....

It was an educational and entertaining evening at Quinlan Community CenterSaturday. The Cupertino Historical Socieity and Musuem presented lectures and multicultural shows to illuminate Cupertino's past, and inspire its future.

"Did you know when Cupertino was incorporated as a city?" asked Steve Ting, a CHSM board member.

It was 1955.

Ting continued ......

The Lost Railroad Tunnels of the Santa Cruz Mountains
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