Fremont Sounds Like…
Check out FREMONT SOUNDS LIKE… An oral history and field-recording podcast from the largest suburb in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Produced, independently, by Andrew Cavette with support from the museum.
Chinese History Project
For hundreds of years, our area has attracted immigrants from all over the world. Records of Chinese immigrants show up in our local archives at least as early as the 1860s. Stories of the early Chinese immigrants are held in many museums, in archives, and in the personal collections of local families.
Learn more at the Chinese History website
Our Heritage – Interviews and Presentations (1995-Present)
The Tri-City area has a rich history that is a microcosm of our state and national history. This history has been chronicled by members our community but there are many stories that have not yet been told and many who can tell this story are getting older. In this ongoing project we conduct and collect oral history interviews and presentations.
If you are interested in conducting local history interviews please contact us at the museum at email@example.com.
Grant & Service Projects/Donor Contributions
Through the California State Library on the California Revealed Project we submitted over 300 photographs.
The museum continues to work with the California State Library on the California Audiovisual Preservation Project & the California Revealed Project, which are part of an annual grant process we have participated in three times now. Each year we submit items for online digitization, making parts of our small museum and archives accessible to anyone with internet. In 2016-17, we submitted several audio and video files. For the 2017-18 year we submitted various paper based materials, such as journals, yearbooks, and newspapers. Now, in the 2018-19 cycle we’re submitting over 300 photographs.
See Museum Collections for links and cataloguing of online collections.
Thanks to the generous people at Niles Rotary, we now have an online collections database to help us continue in our mission to share the history of our area with present and future generations. In 2017, we began working toward our first goal — to represent each of the historic towns of Washington Township (Niles, Centerville, Mission San Jose, Irvington, Warm Springs, Decoto, Alvarado, and Newark) in photographs, with a minimum goal of 300 complete records searchable on our online collection. In late 2018 we completed that initial project. There are now 271 photo files and 314 actual images available for your viewing pleasure. See
Through the California State Library on the California Audiovisual Preservation Project & the California Revealed Project we submitted several audio and video files.