California History Education Outreach
Moving Forward: Santa Clara's Story of Transformation
On October 1, 2013, the de Saisset Museum published an iBooks Textbook focused on the history of Santa Clara from the Native Ohlone to the Mission period, through the Rancho period and the Gold Rush, and up to the early days of Santa Clara College. Moving Forward is the first Multi-Touch book to highlight the history of one of California's historic missions. The iBooks Textbook is available as a free download on the iBooks Store. Learn more »
California History Curriculum Guide
In an effort to enhance our offerings and to provide added resources to students, teachers, and the community, we created a curriculum guide focused on the culture and traditions of Native California. The guide, which was supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, was distributed to area schools at no cost in spring 2013. A PDF of the guide is available here. We hope that the project will benefit the broader community in addition to supporting education in California.
The de Saisset Museum runs an active education outreach program focused on the history of Santa Clara Valley. In addition to our California History exhibit, which is on permanent display, the museum offers docent tours of the California History galleries and Mission Santa Clara to schools and groups of ten or more during the academic year. Click here to learn more or to inquire about booking a tour.
The California History Curriculum Guide is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Moving Forward: Santa Clara's Story of Transformation is funded in part by a grant from Silicon Valley Creates.