Orange Line

Thomas Edison and His Rivals: Bringing Electricity to America
Sept. 22, 2017 to Feb. 18, 2017


February 8 at 7pm @ MOAH:
Eddie Hart, A Model American Sports Hero: Grace in the Face of Tragedy

Dave Newhouse and Eddie Hart will discuss the only terrorist attack ever at a sporting event, the 1972 Munich Olympics, during which eight Arabs killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches. Eddie was unfortunately disqualified at that same Olympiad, but this book also encompasses his inspirational life story.

About the Speakers:
Eddie Hart, a sprint relay gold medalist at the 1972 Munich Olympics, grew up in Pittsburg, CA and graduated from the University of California before obtaining a masterís degree at Cal State-Hayward. He then became a teacher, coach and philanthropist.

Dave Newhouse, a Menlo Park native and shot put record holder at Menlo-Atherton High School, graduated from San Jose State before becoming an award-winning sportswriter and columnist at the Oakland Tribune. "Disqualified" is his 12th book.

RSVPs are sincerely appreciated, but no required. MOAH members are free and non-members are $10 (cash at the door, please).

April 12 at 7pm @ MOAH:
The Glorious Age of 78s! How the 78 rpm Records Shaped the Nation's Popular Music

To kick off our upcoming exhibit, In the Groove: A History of Record Players, Arthur Adams will give a talk on how the 78 rpm records influenced the nation's popular music.

About Arthur F. Adams
Retired electrical and mechanical engineer who now spends his time restoring old radio sets and supporting garage sales.

Wine and light refreshments will be served. MOAH members are free. Non-members are $10 at the door, cash only, please. RSVPs are not required but sincerely appreciated. Questions? Call 650-321-1004 or email


MOAH Hosts Bay Area LEGO Users' Group's (BAYLUG) Annual Holiday LEGO Pop-Up Exhibit

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH), the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG), and the Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) will once again co-host the Annual Holiday LEGO Extravaganza at MOAH. Visitors will enjoy a variety of LEGO creations made by members of the club, featuring train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits, and more!

Stay tuned for 2018's dates later in the year!


Beginning Electronics (2-part class) with Larry Pizzella
Saturday, February 3 & 10, 2018, 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

This is a hands-on class where students learn what electricity is, how to control it to do useful things, and how to read a schematic diagram. Each student incorporates these ideas to assemble, wire, and solder an electric circuit that consists of lights, switches, an LED, and a tone generator. Students can use this take-home project to learn how to send and receive Morse Code, the universal language that Ham Radio Operators use every day to send messages directly to each other all over the world without wires and without using the Internet.

Registration is required. Ages 10 and up.
$70 MOAH members and $80 for Non-Members


Stayed tuned for updates!

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