History Readers Book Club
The San Leandro History Museum staff hosts this monthly virtual book club via Zoom every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6 to 7 pm. This monthly Zoom book club is open to all adults interested in joining. We welcome readers of all genres and interests to join us and discuss their current reads or just to come chat and get some recommendations from other attendees in the community.
This book club has no commitments, come once, attend regularly, not a reader, or just want to hear people discuss what they're reading-All are welcome! To register and for questions email History Readers Book Club.
San Leandro History Walk
Use the history walk guide to explore the history of San Leandro's downtown. In addition to information provided on the guide, at each stop along the way you will find a history marker with images and stories. This is a great way to spend an afternoon on foot or bicycle learning about San Leandro's past.
View the History Walk Flyer (PDF).
100th Anniversary - League of Women Voters
August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote in the United States, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. February of 1920 the League of Women Voters was founded in order to assist and educated the new women voters.
This brief history of the local League of Women Voters was created by the current President of the League of Women Voters of Eden Area, Penny Peck (aka Miss Penny).
The San Leandro History Museum invites you to help us document this historic time by contributing your stories and materials that reflect life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your thoughts and experiences are invaluable. Collecting stories and experiences from within the community will shape future understanding of the diversity of thoughts, feelings and experiences during COVID-19 in San Leandro. For more information and to begin sharing your story:
- San Leandro: Quarantine Chronicles
California of the Past: Stories of Japanese American Internment
This collection features 33 compelling, personal stories, which demonstrate how government action affected the lives of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans - 65% of them being American citizens. Filmed from 2010 to 2013.
Legacy of the Nisei Veterans
The Legacy of the Nisei Veterans (WWII Stories of the 442nd and Military Intelligence Service (MIS)) shares the experiences of men in the segregated 100th/442nd RCT.
The 2011 documentary film is a composite of the experiences of ten Nisei men who served their country, despite having parents who were incarcerated at internment camps. The stories tell of hardships endured, freedoms taken away, families separated, the brave sacrifices, the call to duty, the fears and suspicions, and fighting battles.
Legacy of the Nisei
Experience first-hand accounts of life in the World War II internment camps and of Nisei soldiers who fought for the United States while their families were interned by the U.S. government.
This 2012 composite film tells stories of love and marriage, the MIS and the segregated 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team, resistance to the draft and the lives of young people caught up in the government action that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor.