The Concord Historical Society hosts speakers on various topics of note. Find some of these here, recorded for extended benefit.
Virtual Exploration of the Concord Museum and Event Center
We invite you to explore the Concord Museum and Event Center from the comfort of your home! Pour yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy!
The Creative Spark – Michael Shapiro
Writer, editor and photographer Michael Shapiro provides a glimpse between the covers of The Creative Spark. The book explores “how musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams.” [recorded 1Mar2020]
Shadows on the Hills – William Mero
Regional historian William Mero, author of Shadows on the Hills, shares facts and fancy regarding place names in Contra Costa County, California. [recorded 1Dec2019]
Java & Jazz Series – History of Jazz, Dave Brubeck, and Live Performance
Dr. Matthew Zebley takes the stage to share the history of jazz, background on Dave Brubeck, and perform live with his band. Matt is an educator, composer, jazz artist, and multi-instrumentalist. He provides an in-depth look at West Coast Jazz, its composition, and...
Java & Jazz Series – History and Tales of the Concord Jazz Festival
Ellen Herdegen and Jay Bedecarré tell the history and tales of the Concord Jazz Festival from its beginnings in Concord Blvd. Neighborhood Park to inspiring the construction of the Concord Pavilion. Ellen worked on the inaugural Concord Summer Music Festival in 1969...