Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

Sunnyvaleans 2 crewThe second episode of “Sunnyvaleans” focuses on the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum and the history of the Murphy family. Museum Director Laura Babcock shows us around the museum, which features educational and historic displays, period rooms, and many of the Murphy’s possessions.

In 1844, Martin Murphy and his family became the first settlers to bring oxen and covered wagons across the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The map room of the museum features a map of the route they took across the great plains of America.

Murphys at the PeakOne detail painting of their journey features the moment the Murphys reached the peak of the mountains. It was so steep that the wagon had to be emptied and all the Murphys had to get out and push or pull the oxen and wagon over the ridge!

“Sunnyvaleans” airs on channel 26 (Comcast cable in Sunnyvale) Mondays at 7:30 pm. Episodes are also available on YouTube.

Episode 2: Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

Episode 1: Mayor Glenn Hendricks (Glenn with two ‘N’s)

“Sunnyvaleans” debuts May 15 at 7:30 pm

Sunnyvaleans episode 1.pngSunnyvaleans is a new cable access TV show dedicated to all things Sunnyvale. We are debuting our first episode Monday, May 15, 2017, at 7:30 pm on Comcast channel 26.

Our guest is the honorable Mayor of Sunnyvale, Glenn Hendricks. Glenn talks to host Misuk Park about a range of topics from traffic and development to new water treatment systems and the averted city employees strike.

Glenn was born and raised in Sunnyvale. He went to serve in the Marines and returned home to raise a family. Glenn ran for City Council after several years on the Planning Commission and became mayor in 2016.

 

Glenn Hendricks
Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks living the Sunnyvale dream in an upgraded Eichler, complete with a BBQ grill, a healthy lawn, and a happy dog. His family is inside, probably on their iPhones.

Glenn grew up in an Eichler and liked it so much he bought one to his raise his own kids. Eichlers offer an airy, sun-filled lifestyle but they take a certain amount of maintenance. “When you own an Eichler, you gotta know a guy,” Glenn says, a guy who can break through the concrete floor to get to the plumbing.

Episode 1 of Sunnyvaleans will be repeated every Monday at 7:30 pm on Channel 26 and also be made available on YouTube.