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Pam Bliss

Executive Director

In the News

October 3rd, 2014
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 Mobile Studio.  Silicon Valley Creates passionately embraces the credo “Art has the power to transform lives.”  Its mission is to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, innovators, and artists through cutting-edge...
May 28th, 2014
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 used as a repository of Santa Clara Valley history, and as the headquarters of the Junior League of San Jose.  Mrs. Farrington later contributed a fund to be used for maintaining the Kirk-Farrington property and, when times permitted,...
April 5th, 2013
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 bees and artists alike.  It couldn’t have been a better day to host a group of “plein air” painters from the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society.  We invite you to enjoy this...
April 3rd, 2012
The Saratoga Historical Foundation unveiled its One-Room Schoolhouse to the community on March 29, 2012 at an opening reception at the Saratoga History Museum.  The little white building, topped with a cupola and operating school bell, was renovated inside and out using funds from a Farrington Historical Foundation grant.           The "first day of school" at the          One-Room Schoolhouse   The dedication ceremony included the reading...
December 9th, 2011
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 and ensuring that it will last at least another century.   The barn was once a center of activity on the Kirk-Farrington Ranch, a 1,000-acre fruit orchard in what is now San Jose’s Dry Creek Road neighborhood.  Though its...
August 3rd, 2009
The South Bay Guitar Society has been putting the “all” in “concert hall.”  From a multi-purpose room to a veterans’ hospital to the lounge of a retirement home, the society has turned these spots into stages for professional classical guitar concerts.The San Jose-based group books top guitarists from around the world for its regular season of concerts.  For the past year and a half, it has been sharing that line-up of international artists with new audiences...
August 3rd, 2009
  The Farrington Historical Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Humane Society of 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 room in the Humane Society’s Animal Community Center is named in honor of the Foundation and Mrs. Farrington.In March, thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions turned out in droves to see our...