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Movie night at Harris-Lass Museum House barn

Movie night at Harris-Lass Museum House barn

Friday the 13th was free popcorn, cider, and movie night in the 146-year-old barn (built in 1867) at Santa Clara’s last farm site, the Harris-Lass Museum House, 1889 Market Street.

The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara hosted three showings of the 30-minute documentary film “Bridging the Bay,” the story of the building of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The first automobiles crossed the Bay Bridge in November 1936, six months before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and 77 years before the opening of a new east span this year on September 2.

“We planned this movie a year ago to coordinate with the dedication of the new section of the bridge,” says Leo Martinez, event coordinator for the annual local history movie night. ~ Diane Andrews

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