Our mission is to illuminate the history of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park for the general public, while exploring and maintaining the connections of this nationally significant site to the diverse histories and changing cultures of today's Fruitvale community. We accomplish this through design and interpretation of the historic landscape, arts, and educational programming, performances, exhibits and celebrations.
The Peralta Hacienda Historical Park , in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California , is a six-acre community park and one of the most significant historical sites in the East Bay . The mission of the organization is to illuminate the history of the area through arts and educational activities, performances, exhibits and celebrations and through the extraordinary historical landscape and architectural features of this nationally significant site. The site is a state landmark and the 1870 Peralta House is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and site are on the National Park Service Anza Trail.
Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park was founded in the late 1970s to establish the six acre site, culminating in the completion of park acreage in 1996, the completion of the 1870 Peralta House restoration in 2001, and its opening to the public. Friends spearheaded, designed and fundraised for the $2.4M construction phase of the Oakland City Council-approved Master Plan for this major civic resource. The first phase of construction is now in full swing and the new facilities will open to the public in 2006.
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