2018 Annual Bar-B-Que – September 9, 2018

Annual Community Family Bar-B-Que

Sunday September 9, 2018

Opening Ceremonies – 2:00 PM

 Tri-tip Dinner – 4:00 PM

Adults $20  Children 6-12 $10   under 6 free

Great Music – Durt Cheap Band

              Some things to emjoy

 Docent Tours of Museum House & Tool Shed

Horse Smithing & Dutch Oven Cooking Demos

Hit & Miss Engine Demos

View the 1947 Byron Fire Engine & Byron Hot Springs Wagonette    

Visit the Resource Center

Tour the Eden Plain School & observe a lesson as taught in the 1800s      

Petting Zoo & Milking the Cow for young ones


For Ticket Information: email: eastcontracostahistory.org

You can pay with credit card below

OR mail check to P. O. Box 202, Brentwood, CA 94513

OR call Shirley McCall (925-634-4049)

Adults $20  Children 6-12 $10   under 6 free

Dinner Size

(if you want to use a credit card be sure to click the plain Check Out button on the next page after you complete your selections including the number of tickets)


May 19, 2018 Membership Meeting Recap

East Contra Costa Historical Society held its general membership meeting on May 19, 2018 on the Museum’s grounds.  Approximately 50 members and guests were in attendance.  The event began with visiting and socializing at 1:30 p.m. followed by a delicious meal catered by Sticky Chicken & Ribs.

After enjoying the meal, President Dennis Nunn addressed the gathering with a recapitulation of ECCHS’s 2017-2018 accomplishments.  The major success during the year was completing the many requirements demanded by Contra Costa County in order to obtain a final occupancy permit on the new Resource Center, including the need for larger capacity water tanks.  With the resourcefulness of the group of volunteers that call themselves “Breakers”, this requirement was met as were the various other mandatory issues.  Dennis named the “Breakers” who had toiled long and hard to complete all of the demands.  They were greeted with a round of applause.

Dennis explained other happenings during the year including the removal of the rest of the archives that remained in the old mobile home which served as the Resource Room for many, many years and the demolition and removal of the trailer.  He lauded Kathy Leighton and her crew who man the Resource Center.  They also received a loud ovation.

Finally Dennis extolled Mary Black for her leadership of the 3rd grade student tours and recognized the group of volunteer docents who conduct the tours spending many hours teaching the children the way it was to live in the late 1890s and early 1900s.

As announced at the March membership meeting, the Board of Directors proposed an amendment to the Society’s constitution.  Ginny Karlberg moved and Doreen Forlow seconded that Article V, Section 3 be amended to read “The six elected officers and the immediate Past President shall constitute the Executive Board.  The Executive Board is required to attend Board meetings, which the President shall conduct.  The Directors and persons who chair committees are encouraged to attend Board meetings and have full voting privileges for the duration of their appointment.”  They also included in their motion that Article VI, Sections 2 be amended to delete “four” as a required number to serve on the Nominating Committee and Section 3 be amended to delete “and Directors”  from installation requirement.  The motion passed with no objections.

Past President Mary Lou Klovee announced the slate of officers for 2018-2019:  President—Dennis Nunn; 1st Vice President–Doreen Forlow; 2nd Vice President–Gretchen Tovar; Corresponding and Recording Secretary–Shirley McCall and Treasurer—Kathleen Bushman.  She asked if there were any objections or other nominations and received no response.  Wendy Snyder moved and Tim Karlberg and Maggie Northcut seconded that the slate of officers be elected.  The motion passed.  Mary Lou then installed each officer reciting some of their duties.

After the installation, the meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

ECC Historical Society featured in 110 Magazine

Read the “Inside Story Of The ECC Historical Society” from the June/July issue of 110 Magazine.

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