Spring 2019 General Membership Meeting – Mark your Calendar

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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We are happy to announce our annual Spring General Membership Meeting coming up Sunday March 17, 2019. Chef Robert will prepare a wonderful corned beef meal in celebration of St Patricks Day.

Please note time changes. It is time to revisit our Board of Directors and the nominating committee will be on hand to update all members on nominations for the 2019-2020 Board.

Our speaker will be Rick Lemyre who will be giving a short review and update on the local One Day At a Time’s Youth Expression Project (YEP). Over the last few months, students from Brentwood, Antioch and Oakley high schools have participated in writing or art workshops, gaining practical instruction on how to express what’s on their minds.

1:30pm – No Host Cocktails (Please note time change)

2:30pm – Dinner – Chef Robert’s Complete Corned Beef and Cabbage meal

3:00pm – Guest Speaker Rick Lemyre will be giving a short review and update on the local youth YEP program

Location – San Joaquin Yacht Club, 550 Riverview Rd, Bethel Island

Cost – $20.00 per person

Please make your reservation by Monday, March 12th.

For information call:  Shirley McCall at 925-634-4049

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Opening Day – April 6, 2019

East Contra Cost Historical Museum Opening Day
Saturday, April 6th  1:00-4:00pm

Enjoy listening to music on the lawn presented by the Brentwood Community Band
See vintage farm equipment, the Byron fire engine and the Byron Hot Springs Omnibus. Admire family quilts that belong to community members
Watch a handquilting demonstration by Delta Quilters
Tour the Byer/Nail Farmhouse, Homer’s Toolshed, or the Caboose
Browse the resources in the Resource Center
Kids can milk the cow, play old fashioned games from the 1800’s, and crank homemade ice cream

Attend an 1888 lesson in the Eden Plains One-room Schoolhouse
The entire family can enjoy a hot dog lunch and then a cup of homemade ice cream for dessert as well as Cookies and lemonade 
Hot dog lunch available for $5

‘Family Quilts ~ Community Heritage’
Treasured memories of a loved one, a special event in a person’s life, or a community event are preserved in many quilts.  We will celebrate these quilts that are the fabric of our community in a small outdoor quilt show on Opening Day.
Are you fortunate enough to have a quilt that has
been in your family that you would like to share? 
Contact Mary Black at education@eastcontracostahistory.org
or phone 925-206-5087 by March 30th.

Quilts on display

Museum Update – November 2018

Just a quick update on some of the work the Breakers are doing on the Museum grounds this fall while we are closed.  Over the years we have had a number of buggies, wagons and other farm implements donated and they have been parked in the yard behind Homer’s Shed. This previously cluttered ‘back 40’ area has received some badly needed attention, and all of the buggies, many of which have stood in the weather for years, are now sheltered in the pole barn and are receiving some badly overdue attention. The large wheeled wagons, which in some instances have been standing in isolation and crumbling, have now been moved together in an orderly row and are parked perpendicular to the back wall of Homer’s shed. Even the water wagon, which had stood alone in the same spot for 26 years, rolled into position without any difficulties.

Breakers moving the Water Wagon behind Homer’s Shed


The latest changes to the “Back 40”. Wagons behind Homer’s Shed

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