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San Jose Clock Tower

Jo Drechsler Fund

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Become a Member

The most important thing you can do is to become a member. Without your support, we cannot help and educate the public
or save historic buildings. Joining us will connect you to
a community of smart, fun people who care deeply about
San Jose and about its great heritage.

Benefits of Membership

Satisfaction knowing you are helping to preserve San Jose’s architectural and cultural heritage.

Invitations and discounts to PAC*SJ social, educational and historic preservation events.

Subscription to Continuity, our quarterly newsletter, that offers features and updates on preservation and development issues
in Santa Clara Valley.

E-mail alerts on local preservation issues.

Advice and assistance on resources for obtaining history, codes, ordinances and reports for your historic home or building.

Opportunities to purchase salvage and donation items.

Attend our monthly board meetings, which happen on the
third Monday of the month.


  $40    Individual Membership

  $55    Family Membership

  $25    Student or Senior (Over 65) Membership

$100+  Higher Level Memberships

For more information, to join or volunteer, call (408) 998-8105 or email us at


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Printable Membership Form

Make check payable to PAC*SJ and send to:

History Park
1650 Senter Rd
San Jose,CA 95112-2599


We are always looking for volunteers to to help with special events, write newsletter articles, attend public meetings, give legal assistance, work on public relations, and even stuff envelopes. If you have any special talent to share or just want to get involved please email us so we can contact you.

If you have a about five extra hours per month, you can volunteer to join a committee. We have three regular committees open to the general membership.

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for discussing the priority historic buildings to save, and giving testimony at public meetings when needed.

The Education Committee organizes tours, lectures, movie nights and other educational activities and edits the Newsletter.

The Fundraising Committee plans events designed to help sustain our advocacy and education activities, and brings in sponsorship from local companies and residents.

Board Membership
The Board of Directors are the core of PAC*SJ. They formulate the overall strategy, secure PAC*SJ's financial stability, and contribute their ideas, expertise and resources to make San Jose a better place. If you enjoy serving on a committee and have ten hours or more to spare per month, please review the Board member requirements and application then email us. We will contact you to discuss the next steps.

San Jose 

San Jose is California’s oldest civilian settlement, founded in 1777. It has a wealth of historic buildings, including over 160 City Landmarks and six historic districts (St. James Park, Alameda, Hensley, Lakehouse, Reed & River Street). However, this rich heritage is not well known outside San Jose.

PACSJ works hard to preserve our historic resources and promote San Jose’s glorious buildings, people and traditions. We also convene educational events to help residents of San Jose to learn about their local history.