Past Symposiums

Fall Symposium 2016



Great Time in the San Francisco East Bay area's Tri-Valley: Amador Valley, Livermore Valley, and San Ramon Valley

Thanks to our wonderful California State Route 21 Historical Connections hosts, the Conference of California Historical Societies' Fall Symposium was held in the Tri-Valley on October 20-22, 2016. Four outstanding museums in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties were attended including a fantastic weekend of tours, workshops, activities, and more! Additionally, the business of the Conference was conducted including the Regional Vice Presidents and Board of Directors meetings. The museum variety included: 

Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Contra Costa County: This history museum in Danville (former Danville railroad depot) included the special California Indian and National Park Centennial exhibits, special exhibit of Eugene O'Neill, American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature, and a walking tour of the Old Town of Danville.

Forest Home Farms Historic Park, Contra Costa County: San Ramon's museum featured a tour of the restored 1877 David and Eliza Glass House, and farm tractor exhibits. 

Alviso Adobe Community Park, Alameda County: Pleasanton's Alviso Adobe included bedrock mortars, the reconstructed Meadowlark Dairy and Taken family oral history presentation, and an opportunity to make your own adobe brick.

Dublin Heritage Park and Museums, Alameda County: Dublin's facility featured a workshop on cemetery stone care and restoration, as well as seeing the oldest wooden church in the Bay Area.



Spring Symposium 2016


The Spring Symposium @ San Juan Capistrano (February 25-27, 2016) was such an amazing event. Each day was unique and overall represented a collage of experiences that we will long remember (i.e., Chapman University (California Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives), San Juan Capistrano Mission, and Old San Juan Capistrano). Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to see a variety of pictures that give you a feeling of the event, its participants and the social comradery affected on us by its activities.



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