The Executive Director of the Hayward Area Historical Society has issued an end of the year thanks to the community for supporting its work, provided a preview of the year ahead and shared information about its annual end of the year campaign.
From the Hayward Area Historical Society -
As 2012 draws to a close, I want to say thank you for being a supporter of local history and the Hayward Area Historical Society.
The upcoming year promises to be exciting for HAHS members as we anticipate opening our new facility on Foothill Boulevard. The HAHS Center for History and Culture will be a resource for local history, education and fun. It will be a place to find stories about the diverse people who make the area what it is today, and a gathering place for a wide range of activities that contribute to the cultural life of all who live here.
The new Center will be a home for everyone's history. In the History Gallery you will find Your Story, an exhibit of our area's history told through personal stories we have collected from people who live here. The Temporary Exhibit Gallery will feature changing exhibitions on a variety of historical and cultural topics, and the Children's Gallery will offer fun and engaging hands-on learning activities for curious youngsters.
Since 1957, HAHS has been sharing community history and strengthening education in local schools, but we cannot do it alone. Only with the generosity of donors like you, can HAHS continue to grow and preserve the community's heritage. Donors who give more than $100 to the HAHS Center for History and Culture Campaign will be acknowledged on the Campaign Recognition Wall, a wall display in the museum's entry hall. We need everyone's support to ensure the development of the Center, new exhibitions, educational programs, and to secure HAHS for generations to come.
From all of us as HAHS, we wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.