CELEBRATION CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN – 2018 Opening Day at the Museum – Saturday, April 7

The Opening Day celebration has been cancelled due to the coming rain storm.  We will have the museum itself open from 2 – 4 for tours but no other activities will be held.

East Contra Costa Historical Museum opens for the 2018 season on

Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:00-4:00 p.m

Ending its winter hiatus, the East Contra Costa Historical Society announces the opening of its Museum and grounds to visitors on Saturdays and the third Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. starting in April and continuing until the end of October.

Weather permitting, a celebration to honor Opening Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Byer/Nail House Museum, 3890 Sellers Avenue, Brentwood/Knightsen (near the intersection of Sellers Avenue and Sunset Road).

The day will feature tours of the Museum by period-costumed docents, 30 minute school lessons in the renovated Eden Plain School, toe-tapping music provided by the Brentwood Concert Band, flag raising and Pledge of Allegiance, old-fashioned games for the children, along with several other family oriented events and displays.  A show of local quilts entitled ‘Family Quilts ~ Community Heritage’ will be held.

Refreshments including home-made ice cream, lemonade, and cookies will be available.  Join us for a lunch of hot dogs, chips and a soda for a nominal price.

East Contra Costa Historical Society hopes the area’s residents will join them in kicking off another year of Museum tours.  The event is free to the public, although donations are always welcome to assist in the operational expenses of maintaining the Museum and its grounds.  Come join in a day of fun on April 7th  at the Museum.



ECC Historical Society featured in 110 Magazine

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

New Resource Center Is Opening

Moving boxes into buildingThousands of documents, photographs, books, maps, binders, genealogical histories, newspapers and other memorabilia that members of ECCHS has collected over the last 46 years to preserve our local history are moving to the new Resource Center that will be dedicated during Opening Day on April 1st.

Historian Kathy Leighton and her dedicated Monday night crew (which includes Maggie Northcut, Roseanne Yanes, Que Sala, Steve Verduzco,and Doreen Forlow) have been sorting, boxing, cataloging, and readying all of the memorabilia that has been housed in a small trailer since 1999.


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