1870 Antonio Peralta House: Your Story

History is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. And it is with great pain and terror one begins to asses the history which has placed one where one is and formed one's point of view. In great pain and terror because, therefore, one enters into a battle with that historical creation, Oneself...

—James Baldwin

What's it about?

The history of the Peraltas and the Native Americans who lived here was largely untold until historians and exhibit designers came together to research it and make it known. Your story deserves telling, too. Today, because we live in such diverse communities, it is more important than ever to learn about and share our histories.

Tour of the Ear

Voices of Today

Audio Scripts

Some Voices of Fruitvale

Ken Talken
Ruth Orta

Tour of the Eye

Room Tour
Room Tour

Family Trees (w/Q&A Books)