Our mission is to preserve, protect, and provide public access to the records and heritage of Contra Costa County.
New exhibit at the History Center
Women Win the Vote
In California, Contra Costa & the Nation
From now until late May, the Contra Costa County Historical Society will have an exhibit highlighting the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Signed into law on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment prohibited denying the right to vote based on sex, giving women across the nation full voting rights.
The dates of the exhibit are:
A history of the sufferage movement in California and beyond can be found by clicking on this link.
From time to time, we may be open for special events, such as exhibit open houses, or if there is an event in downtown Martinez.
Remember, we are staffed largely by volunteers, so we may not always be open the entire time. To be sure we are open, please call ahead. We are also available via email at "firstname.lastname@example.org".The Contra Costa County Historical Society's History Center is located at:
724 Escobar St.
Visit our online book store by clicking here or visit us in person for additional items not sold online.
Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy for history buff? The History Center offers a wide variety of books, photographs and services that they will just love. A membership in the Contra Costa County Historical Society makes a great gift too. For details on Society membership, whether for yourself or as a gift, please click here.
While cleaning up the map room recently, we came across a number of duplicate copies of our topographical county maps, along with a few that were from outside the county. We are making them available for sale, but please note that the quantities are quite limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For information on what maps available, please click on this link.
CCCHS Past President and Curator of the San Ramon Valley Museum Beverly Lane has extended the great photos and research from our wildly successful exhibit on Electric Trains in Contra Costa County in 2012 into a booklet that the Society is proud to make available to the public. Click here to get more information on the booklet and how to purchase your own copy.
Click here to see a list of the Society's charter members.
You can also see a list of the Society's presidents from 1951 to the present by clicking here.
|Officer||Name||Home Town||Term Expires|
|1st Vice President||Tara Weber||Martinez||12/31/2021|
|2nd Vice President||John Burgh||Concord||12/31/2020|
|Treasurer||Steve James||El Sobrante||12/31/2020|
|Director||Scott Saftler||Walnut Creek||12/31/2020|
|Director||Donald Bastin||El Sobrante||12/31/2022|
|Director Emeritus||Betty Maffei||Walnut Creek||---|
|Executive Director||Priscilla Couden||Walnut Creek||---|
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