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September 5, 2017 > Hayward Historical Society News

Hayward Historical Society News

Admission Free Museum Experience
Effective Wednesday, September 6, guests visiting the museum will enter free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Edward E. and Donna L. Martins Foundation. The Martins have generously provided funding to cover the cost of admissions for the next three years. Ed and Donna are asking guests to contribute what they can when they visit, as a way to encourage people to support the work of HAHS. However, contributions are not required for people to enjoy the exhibitions or the childrenÕs space. ÒWe hope that this new policy will encourage young families, as well as people who are new to the area, and in this way, we can expand our visitor base,Ó said Membership and Marketing Manager Marcess Owings.

ÔShrouded TalesÕ Tickets Available Now!
Explore true tales of tragic ends, Victorian death traditions and superstitions all sprinkled with a touch of the paranormal. Come join our spirits and spooks for a bit of Halloween fun! Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the historic sites. Two tours per night: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Space is limited, so get your tickets early! Go to call (510) 581-0223.

Digging Up the Past - Fraternal Organizations and Their Members
Why is there a pyramid in the middle of the cemetery? What does that anchor mean? Come find out about how fraternal organizations like the Freemasons and Golden Sons of the Native West are represented in the cemetery. Proceeds support the maintenance and preservation of the Cemetery.
Saturday, September 9
9 a.m.
San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
Usher and College Streets, San Lorenzo
$15 General Admission; $10 HAHS Members, Seniors and Students
Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (510) 581-0223

Public Paranormal Investigation at Meek Mansion
Experienced investigators lead attendees through the property with access to all non-restricted areas. Many paranormal research groups have investigated the location and found them to be very active sites. Data collected on previous investigations include electronic voice phenomena (EVP), cold spots, touches, apparitions and much more. Proceeds go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of both properties.
Saturday, September 16
7 p.m. Ð 3 a.m.
Meek Mansion
17365 Boston Road, Hayward
Tickets $75 (18+ only, please); must be purchased in advance. For more information or tickets, visit or call (510) 581-0223. Paranormal Investigations are 18+

San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery Clean Up
HAHS and the Friends of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery need your help in cleaning up our beloved cemetery. Drop-in from 9AM-1PM. Bring gloves and rakes. Water and light snacks will be provided.
Saturday, September 30
9 a.m. Ð 1 p.m.
San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery
College and Usher Streets, San Lorenzo
Volunteer Opportunity

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