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A film screening about San Pablo's most famous citizen Juan B. Alvarado, Governor of Alta California
  Please join us at 1:00 PM on January 12, 2020 for a premiere documentary film screening about San Pablo’s most famous citizen, Governor of Alta California Juan B. Alvarado.
  San Pablo Library, Wildcat Room
  13751 San Pablo Ave.,
  San Pablo, CA 94806
Free Admission & Children Welcome
  Alvarado Adobe Museum tours and Alta California Period Music by Los Arribenon de San Francisco and food from Teto's Catering following the film screening.
RSVP/INFO: sanpablomuseums@gmail.com, 510-255-7488
Program made possible with the financial support of the San Pablo Community Foundation Grant

The Man Who Integrated the Boston Red Sox

A Tribute with Pete Elman, Arif Khatib, and Nat Bates
  Join the society at its annual business meeting as we focus on the great baseball player Pumpsie Green, who was the first African American to play with the Red Sox, in 1959 – 12 years after major league baseball first integrated. Mr. Green, who died in 2019, attended El Cerrito High and later lived in El Cerrito.
  Elman is a Bay Area lecturer and writer who knew Mr. Green. Khatib, founder of the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame, and Bates, a longtime Richmond councilman and former mayor, were also Green’s friends. The talk will start after a brief business meeting and election of officers.
  3 p.m. Sunday, January 26 at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane
For information, Dave Weinstein, 510-524-1737, davidsweinstein@yahoo.com


The El Cerrito Historical Society believes that a remarkable number of noteworthy people have come from El Cerrito or have lived here at some time in their lives. A few were world famous, others were well-known in the area or were particularly noteworthy in their own field. Click Here to visit our extensive list.


A brief History by (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)

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If your local organization would like a speaker on these or related topics, the El Cerrito Historical Society has a speakers panel available. Contact David Weinstein 524-1737 davidsweinstein@yahoo.com Click Here for more details.

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