On September 21 in the 1867-era Barn on the Harris Lass Museum Preserve at 1889 Market Street (off Winchester), The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara is sponsoring a ‘Movie Night.’ The featured film will be a half-hour documentary titled, “The Valley That Was.” Produced in the 1970s by the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Office and KTEH Public Television, it shows the Santa Clara Valley in transformation. Housing subdivisions are replacing orchards, and the economy no longer is based on agricultural businesses. Former San Jose City Historian Clyde Arbuckle and members of Valley families with deep agricultural roots reminisce about earlier times. The film includes footage of a Sunsweet commercial promoting the health benefits of prunes. Prunes, apricots, and grapes were once the cash crops of the Valley.
Film showings are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., and popcorn will be served. Admission is free. Call the Harris-Lass Message Line at (408) 249-7905 or view the Museum’s website at http://harrislass.org/ for more information. RSVP to Leo at 408-985-5384 with the time you would like to attend.