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The El Cerrito Historical Society presents: July 4 WorldOne Festival

Please stop by the El Cerrito Historical Society's booth at the July 4 WorldOne Festival. We will be near the Contra Costa Civic Theater. Learn more about the history of your favorite town. Test your knowledge by taking our annual History Quiz, which is always a fun way to learn about local history. Have your young ones enjoy our free El Cerrito History coloring book. Pick up some of our historical guides and brochures and learn about upcoming events -- like our always popular tour of Sunset View Cemetery on August 10 and and upcoming lecture on October 13 with music about the early days of Creedence Clearwater Revival, back when they were a local group of El Cerrito boys who called themselves the Blue Velvets and the Golliwogs.

Thursday, July 4th, from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. in Cerrito Vista Park (WorldOne stage continues until 6:30PM)




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.


The society put on eight successful programs during 2018: 1) A talk by Gary Prost on "El Cerrito's deep history its rocks and geological dramas." 2) Bev Ortiz gave a riveting talk on "Native People of El Cerrito: Past, Present, and Future." 3) An annual Hillside Festival walk led by Dave Weinstein on the history of the Hillside. 4) A talk by Richard Schwartz on Early California Indian Life in the El Cerrito area. 5) Our most popular event of 2018 was our Sunset View Cemetery tour, led by board member Tom Panas. 6) Dave Weinstein led an architectural walking tour of the Hills. 7) An open house in two mid-century modern homes in the hills, "The International Style in El Cerrito." 8) Chris Horn led our ever popular tour of El Cerrito's Gambling Past. To read more about these and other accomplishments, plus our 2019 Goals Click Here


A brief History by (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)

I saw my first TEPCO dish at the Alameda Antiques Fair. A stack of floral patterned plates sat on a table, waiting to be bought. The pink glaze glistened in the sun. I immediately fell in love...

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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