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Grand time at Dinner-Auction

Grand time at Dinner-Auction

First Annual Concord Historical Society Capital Campaign Dinner-Auction Fundraiser ~ Great strides were made on Saturday, October 17, 2015, towards raising the next slug of money needed to finish transforming Concord's former Masonic Temple into the Concord Museum and...

Outstanding tank house

Outstanding tank house

The Concord Historical Society's historical campus--Galindo Home & Gardens and the Concord Museum and Event Center (CMEC)--continues to take shape! It now includes an outstanding tank house, not unlike the one that supplied the Galindo house with running water...

Around Town – #4

Around Town – #4

Baseball greats ~ Here we see three of the greatest baseball players Mt. Diablo High School has ever had. Marty Piscovich, class of l960, Dwain Adams, 1962, and Rick Saxton, 1963, enjoying some reminiscing at the 2015 Mt. Diablo Red Devil Classic held the 26th of...

Around Town – #3

Around Town – #3

~ Venerable Concord Business Caught at Min's Kitchen after lunch on June 10, 2015, this motley crew works for Mike Hitchcock Automotive – a Concord business for over 40 years – owned and operated by the man in the middle, Mike Hitchcock himself.

Around Town – #2

Around Town – #2

CMEC Tour  Tamara Steiner of the Concord Pioneer is given a personal tour of the inside of the new Concord Museum and Event Center (CMEC) on June 18, 2015. Chuck Gabrysiak, project manager from the Concord Historical Society, is describing the new stage and the sound...

Inaugural “Around Town”

Inaugural “Around Town”

Around Town ~ We want to start a column in the Concord Historical Society Historian newsletter and on the Society website called "Around Town.” This snapshot is the first one regarding Concord families. It catches three generations of the George Baldocchi family...

The End is in Sight!

The End is in Sight!

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel The Concord History Museum and Event Center (CMEC), formerly the Concord Masonic Temple, has a projected opening date of October 2016. Much of the serious engineering improvements and renovation of this 1928 building has...

The Brubeck Collection: University of the Pacific

The Brubeck Collection: University of the Pacific

Our Board member, Lloyd Crenna, recently visited the Holt-Atherton Special Collections at the University of the Pacific Library in Stockton. Special Collections Assistant, Trish Richards and its Director, treated Lloyd to a view of the stacks and The Brubeck...

Sister City 40th

Sister City 40th

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Concord and Kitakami, Japan, have enjoyed sister city status for 40 years. Fifty representatives of Kitakami were hosted by the Concord Ambassadors (www.ConcordAmbassadors.org) recently and marked this anniversary with a mix of...

Lovely Success: Spring/Mother’s Day Tea

Lovely Success: Spring/Mother’s Day Tea

  As most of you know, the Concord Historical Society’s Spring/Mother’s Day Tea, which was held in the fully-restored historic Galindo Home May 9 - 11, was a sold out event. While you had to be there, you begin to understand why the five sittings were sold out...

Autumn at the Adobe: A hit!

Autumn at the Adobe: A hit!

This year’s Autumn at the Adobe on October 6, 2013, was the best yet! The historic Salvio Pacheco Adobe was beautiful, the wine excellent and the guests enthusiastic. The Committee chaired by Judy Trette and our host Sister Mary Grace outdid themselves with the...