Masonic Temple gets new roof: your investments in local history at work
Work on the Concord Historical Society’s Masonic Temple–future Concord History Museum and Resource Center–continues. Check out the latest at the Contra Costa Times, complete with a couple videos.
This year’s Autumn at the Adobe on October 6, 2013, was the best yet!
The historic Salvio Pacheco Adobe was beautiful, the wine excellent and the guests enthusiastic. The Committee chaired by Judy Trette and our host Sister Mary Grace outdid themselves with the decorations and food. We raised just under $5,000 for the Society’s building fund. Our thanks go to our sponsors: Bogle Winery, Sebastiani Winery and Honorary Board member Richard Cuneo, Concannon Winery, Peju Winery, E.J. Phair Brewery and Dolan Lumber.
The 2013-2014 Masonic Temple Restoration Fund Drive was announced. The Society has received a pledge from a private trust to match all restoration donations over $50, up to a total of $200,000. As of this event $3,500 in donations towards this special Restoration Fund Drive had been received and will be matched. Donations continue to be accepted through spring 2014.
Don’t miss next October’s Autumn at the Adobe, which will feature good wines, food, and friends and a special wine tasting of a $100 award-winning wine.
Golden Eagle Refinery Centennial Includes $5,000 Gift to Concord Historical Society
Tesoro’s Golden Eagle Refinery marked its 100th anniversary with a festive, carnival-like celebration on September 14, 2013, under the slogan “100 Year Celebration: A Century of Progress.” What began in 1913 as Associated Oil Company’s Avon Refinery now produces enough gasoline in just one day to fuel a car to the sun.
As hundreds of past (“alumni”) and present employees and their families enjoyed a hearty catered lunch, Tesoro officials and civic dignitaries offered words of gratitude and congratulations on this landmark anniversary. In the midst of this the Concord Historical Society was singled out for a most generous gift of $5,000. It was received by the Society’s president, Carol Longshore, with her bright smile and words of gratitude.
The Concord Historical Society congratulates Tesoro on the 100th anniversary of its Golden Eagle Refinery and thanks it for its part in helping the Society preserve and present our city’s and region’s history.