January 27, 2019

Martinez Historical Society Annual Meeting

One and all are invited to attend the annual meeting of the Martinez Historical Society, held at the Veterans Memorial Building on Sunday, January 27 2019 from 11 am - 1 pm. Items of business will include election of Board Members, election of the Nomination Committee, and an amendment to the Society's bylaws.

One presentation will be from John Mercurio, past president of the Contra Costa Historical Society and current board member of the Concord Planning Commission, who has co-authored a book titled Highway 21: The Farm Road that Became An Interstate in the San Ramon and Amador Valleys.

This book tells the story of some of the colorful characters that have lived along State Route 21 (Danville Boulevard and San Ramon Boulevard). Little known events and landmarks are also described. The evolution of the road is detailed as it emerged from a dirt track in the 1850s, all the way up to its replacement by Interstate 680 in the 1960s. Please join us for this fascinating talk and slide show of a local landmark.

And if that isn't enough, you are invited to enjoy a bowl of Barbara Patchin's famous Church Soup, which is a perennial treat. We hope to see you at the meeting, come and learn about the Martinez Historical Society and get involved, it is a wonderful local volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of our town's wonderful history.




Martinez Historical Society

1005 Escobar Street - Martinez, CA 94553  (925) 228-8160