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Remembering Masel Sheehan

Saint Patrick’s Day, 2023 was a very sad day at the Farrington Historical Foundation. That day we lost Masel Sheehan, our longest-serving and beloved Director Emeritus. Later that month, we joined Masel’s family and many friends to celebrate her life …

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Watercolors in the Farrington Garden

It was a lovely spring day in the Farrington garden. The peonies in full bloom created panoramic vistas. The historic Kirk-Farrington house, surrounded by blooming magnolias and budding greenery, sparkled in the sunlight. The gazebo, dripping with fragrant wisteria, drew …

The Foundation Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This year, the Farrington Historical Foundation celebrates the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Farrington Historical Trust by Dorothy Bogen Farrington. Mrs. Farrington established the trust with the donation of her historic Willow Glen home and grounds to be …

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Farrington Historical Foundation Celebrates Renovation of Historic Barn

October 30, 2011 was an exciting day at Farrington Historical Foundation headquarters in San Jose. It marked the completion of a four month-long project to renovate the 100-year old barn on the Farrington estate, rescuing the historic structure from decay …

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Farrington Awards 40th Anniversary Grant to Silicon Valley Creates’ Mobile Studio

The Farrington Historical Foundation today announced that it has awarded a special grant of $40,000 to Silicon Valley Creates (SVC), a San Jose-based nonprofit arts agency. The funds will purchase digital equipment for a media workshop on wheels called the …

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Humane Society Silicon Valley Honors Farrington Foundation

The Farrington Historical Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Humane Society Silicon Valley. In keeping with Dorothy Farrington’s bequest, the Foundation has supported the animal rescue and adoption work of this organization for many years. The Doggie Day Care …

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