California Nursery Historical Park

Joint project of  the City of Fremont and Math Science Nucleus
through City of Fremont (click on "register online" below)

coming in spring, 2018

Walking through Time

History of California Nursery
register online

dates coming soon
1:30-3:30 pm
(I hour lecture; 1 hour tour)
where (start):
  California Nursery Office Museum

The importance of this site spans from the Ohlone, Mission and Rancho Era. The people associated with this site helped to transform the State of California into an agricultural giant.  Learn how Niles agriculture had a strong tie to San Francisco and Fresno.

Lecture will go over the buildings that are still on the property and the people associated with them.  Talk will highlight California Nursery's role in the Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915)Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE) (1939 and 1940); the people that made the California Nursery grow into the largest nursery along the West CoastTour will go through the exhibits and walk on the property to point out historic trees and how they shaped agriculture in California.

coming in spring, 2018


Trees for a Growing California - Students will learn how to identify trees and to discover the uses of the different trees within the park.  They will make palm frond art, compare needle leaf and broad leaf trees.  Students will collect different parts of a tree.  They will never look at a tree the same way again. 
 Vallejo Adobe and Rancho Era - Students will learn the history of the Fremont area after the collapse of the Missions in California.  They will learn about the vaqueros and their way of life in the Fremont area, including horse, cattle, and wheat.  Students will learn how to make adobe bricks.
 Growing up Ohlone: Native Americans lived on this land because it was near to Alameda Creek where they could fish and go to the hills to find acorns.  Learn about how California Live Oak and other trees that they depended on for food.  Dissect tules and make different models that young Ohlones would play with.

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email address
36501 Niles Blvd, Fremont
(entrance Nursery Ave and Niles Blvd)

powerpoint presentation on history