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Historical Society goals for 2022 and accomplishments for 2021

City of El Cerrito honors and loses Chris Treadway

Longtime journalist and vice president of the Historical Society is recognized for his
decades of writing, research, and community building. Tragically, Chris died of pancreatic cancer on November 11, 2021. A great loss to our Historical Society, of which he was the Vice-President.


Postponed due to COVID-19 (click to enlarge)
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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)
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. Click Here for more details.