California History Center

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The California History Center

Located on the DeAnza College campus, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the California History Center is an active focal point for California history studies and has been recognized as an "outstanding educational facility" by the State of California.

Emphasizing living history, the center provides students with a unique opportunity to "encounter the historic site, document, or experienced individual, and personally interpret and recreate a period in history."

The California History Center and Foundation present exhibits, offer classes with De Anza College, publish books and a periodical, and operate a library and archives. Special events including lectures, panel discussions and workshops are also featured.

The California History Center is exploring online collaborative writing projects with students engaged in community service learning. Projects include

California Biographies