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Organization name: peralta hacienda

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BH-50461-11Education Programs: Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkSpanish, Mexican, and American California: Reframing U.S. History at Peralta Hacienda10/1/2011 - 12/31/2012$173,302.00HollyL.AlonsoAlexM.SaragozaFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOaklandCA94601-0172USA2011U.S. HistoryLandmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 EducatorsEducation Programs17330201733020

Two one-week Landmarks workshops for eighty school teachers on California in the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods, using the Peralta family of northern California as a case study.

"Spanish, Mexican, and American California: Reframing U.S. History at Peralta Hacienda" consists of two one-week NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops held during summer 2012 for eighty school teachers on California in the Spanish, Mexican, and American periods, using the Peralta family of northern California as a case study. This program gives teachers the opportunity to examine the connections between United States history and that of Mexico through Luis Peralta, a soldier and colonist, and his family. The Peraltas were among the original californios, descendants of Spanish-speaking settlers who arrived with the Anza expedition to the San Francisco Bay area in 1776. Topics under examination include encounters between Spanish colonists and Native Americans, independence from Spain, the Mexican-American war, repercussions of the Mexican revolution, and the bracero program, a twentieth-century work program that brought temporary laborers from Mexico to the United States. These broad topics are grounded by primary sources, as well as secondary scholarship by Ramón Gutiérrez, Douglas Monroy, and William Deverell, among others. Most workshop sessions take place at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland, which features a nineteenth-century Peralta family home and the remains of two earlier adobe houses. In addition to studying the buildings and archaeological record at Peralta Hacienda, participants visit the San Francisco Presidio, Ceja Vineyard, Sonoma Mission, and Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood. Along with co-directors Alex Saragoza (ethnic studies, University of California, Berkeley) and Holly Alonso (Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park), project faculty members include Charles C. Mann (independent scholar), Ramón Gutiérrez (University of Chicago), Albert Hurtado (University of Oklahoma), Douglas Monroy (Colorado College), Mary Jo Wainwright (Diablo College), Tey Diana Rebolledo (University of New Mexico), Myrna Santiago (St. Mary's College), Rick Tejada-Flores (filmmaker), and David Gutierrez (University of California, San Diego). Participants also meet with former braceros Pablo and Juana Ceja.

BP-264708-19Public Programs: Historic Places: PlanningFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOrigins of Oakland: Land, Labor, Home, and Native Presence4/1/2019 - 9/30/2021$40,000.00HollyL.Alonso   Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOaklandCA94601-0172USA2019American StudiesHistoric Places: PlanningPublic Programs400000400000

Planning the interpretation of the archaeological remains of the original structures at Peralta Hacienda to uncover the story of Native American influence on site.

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, six-acre open space and humanities hub in a Latinx and Native community in Oakland, California, winner of the 2017 National Museum Medal, was once the headquarters of the 45,000-acre Spanish/Mexican era rancho that covered the land of seven modern cities including all of Oakland and Berkeley. The project requests funds to plan experiential programs and multi-sensory exhibits to reveal and interpret the site's oldest features: the footprint of land grant family's 1821 adobe house, which Native Americans built and lived in first; a rich archaeological deposit in the adjacent adobe-making pit; and an underground well from the rancho. The project will recover the Native American story of the site and the community, offer understanding of a new labor system akin to slavery that transformed the landscape, and delve into the nature of 'home' and the process that forms history from the archives.

CH-51208-15Challenge Programs: Challenge GrantsFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkPeralta Hacienda Historical Park Historic Core and Public History Director12/1/2012 - 7/31/2020$500,000.00HollyL.Alonso   Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOaklandCA94601-0172USA2013Latino HistoryChallenge GrantsChallenge Programs05000000411005

Building the Historic Core Adobe Area where the Peraltas' 1821 and 1840 adobes once stood and endowment for the Director of History position.

Six-acre Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, a California State Landmark whose landscape, historic house and interpretive exhibits tell the iconic national story of California's rapid changes under Spanish, Mexican and US rule as experienced by four generations of the region's first Spanish-speaking family, is located today in the diverse urban community of Fruitvale, where the stories of the community today, the new faces of America, are linked to the West Coast's early history in a unique crucible of community and audience engagement through the humanities. This grant will enable the site to build the Historic Core section of the park according to the master plan created under NEH funding in 2001 and endow a permanent staff position for a historian as Director of History at the site.

GM-25905-99Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkPeralta Hacienda5/1/1999 - 1/31/2002$42,510.00AlanM.Saragoza   Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOaklandCA94601-0172USA1999Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs425100425100

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GM-50094-03Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsFriends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkBecoming California, Becoming America: Peralta Hacienda Historic Core Interpretation9/1/2003 - 12/31/2008$300,000.00HollyL.Alonso   Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOaklandCA94601-0172USA2003History, GeneralHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs30000003000000

Implementation of a new interpretive plan at the site of an historic ranch, examining the blending of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and American identities in California.

ZPP-283959-22Agency-wide Projects: ARP-Organizations (Public-related)Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkPublic Programs at Peralta Hacienda 2021-2022 Recovery Plan10/1/2021 - 9/30/2022$50,000.00HollyL.Alonso   Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical ParkOaklandCA94601-0172USA2021U.S. HistoryARP-Organizations (Public-related)Agency-wide Projects500000500000

Reopening of Peralta Hacienda to public audiences and school groups and the implementation of new public programs.

Peralta Hacienda has served the community throughout the pandemic. The organization had to suspend or reduce tours, school field trips and public events, but has implemented new programs such as the Learning Hub and free food distribution that have helped the community in innovative ways, redefining what a museum can do, while continuing its core humanities activities such as exhibit development. This project will reopen the museum itself, re-initiate public events, restart its tours programs including school field trips, finalize and premiere community stories exhibits that have been designed during lockdown, help the community process the coronovirus experience, and celebrate the renewal.