A Taste of History
Thank you to all who attended our 2nd A Taste of History event on Oct. 27, 2012. We appreciate your support!
Click to view A Taste of History 2012 image gallery.
The event, entitled "A Taste of History plus a Glimpse of the Future," featured gourmet food and wine tasting provided by five local wineries.
Wine historian and author Charles L. Sullivan gave a talk about the significance of the Santa Clara Valley in the state's winemaking past. A PowerPoint slide show of selected photographs from the CHC archives helped illustrate local viticultural history.
Topping off the event, college president Brian Murphy led a special tour of the new Media and Learning Center (one of the greenest campus buildings in the region), next to the California History Center. Guests also had a chance to see the photo and map panels celebrating the wine history of our historic corridor on the walls of the renovated Baldwin Winery building.
Thank you to our many sponsors for this event. We raised more than $13,000 to support student and campus projects that will preserve, document and share our local history.
At the fore is our Silicon Valley Documentation Project (Oral History Project) which links our students directly with De Anza's surrounding communities and helps them and their instructors to capture the stories of people who have made our lives rich with meaning and purpose, but may not otherwise be widely known.
Support for this project allows us to access new technology that will greatly enhance our students' ability to learn how to do this most important work, including the development of a digital repository and interactive mapping databases.
Would you like to make a donation for this program? Go to Give Now and include Silicon Valley Documentation Project in the Program Other field on the donation form.
Sunken Garden Renovation
The Sunken Garden Renovation project is complete! If you have not seen it, please stop by to step into this historic center of our De Anza landscape.
Check out the Historic Review Committee site plan presentation (PDF 20 MB) for a review of how the Sunken Garden was designed to reflect it's original purpose. Slides include concept drawings and photographs of updated fixtures and native plants planned for the garden.
ICCE Moves to East Cottage