Sunnyvale Community Briefs for the week of September 24 – The Mercury News

Newborn exhibition

Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum’s new rotating exhibit focuses on traditions surrounding birth and early childhood. The arrival of a child is celebrated with rituals and special gifts, and the museum’s collections contain a myriad of objects related to babies, many of which appear in this paraphernalia exhibit commemorating the birth and documenting the education of children.

Visitors can see christening dresses and caps, christening gifts such as silver cups and spoons, wooden cradles and newborn cradles. Tiny shoes and moccasins accompany the reception blankets, and baby’s first cutlery, toys and dolls are also on display. Books and magazines shed light on children’s education techniques over the past two centuries.

The exhibit opens October 3 and runs through the end of the year at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E. Remington Drive. The museum’s opening hours are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 408-749-0220 or visit

School district elections

Like more than 300 school districts and 100 cities across the state, Sunnyvale School District has begun the process to move from general elections to board elections. To do this, the district will have to create five geographical areas under supervision.

Elections to the board of directors are expected to be transferred to directors from 2022. Current board members will remain in office until their terms of office expire in 2022 or 2024.

For a full timeline for drawing the fiduciary zones, visit

Contact Jesus Romero, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, with comments or questions about the process at 408-522-8200, ext. 1002 or [email protected]

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