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Exterior of Tech Museum of Innovation - Cover photo from the 1998 Annual Report

San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation

The culmination of 21 years of dreams and hard work, the Museum opened its doors on October 31, 1998. More than 740 volunteers gave over 19,000 hours of their time. Over 16,000 became members. About 1,000 individuals, foundations, and businesses donated both cash and in-kind contributions. Collaboration defined the spirit that went into the 132,000-square-foot mango and azure technology center in downtown San Jose. Its goal: to inspire the innovator in everyone. The Tech is moving from a successful launch to become an integral part of Silicon Valley life.

Project documentation includes the 1998 Annual Report of The Tech Museum of Innovation, a brochure outlining public programs for the spring/summer of 2000, promotional flyers and a poster for Museum events, a copy of a magazine article and a videotape about The Tech.

Originally submitted by: Zoe Lofgren, Representative (16th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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