The Washington Township Museum of Local History (WTMLH) and its parent historical groups strongly support the decision to include a large interpretive/ education center in the California Nursery Historical Park. We endorse the size and chosen location, as outlined in the draft master plan.
Tracking Fremont’s history, note by note
East Bay Times, November 26, 2016, by Joseph Geha
To this day, 92-year-old Fremont resident Philip Holmes is still frustrated he couldn’t find the 10-ton boulder plopped onto the former Washington Union High School campus decades ago. In his mind, that boulder was an important part of Fremont’s history, brought to the old school in 1897 to commemorate George Washington’s birthday. Holmes, after all, is a local history sleuth.
Irvington to Chicago to Chance
East Bay Times October 28, 2016, by Joseph Geha
As the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians battle it out in the World Series, much of the talk has focused on how long it’s been since either team made it that far and on some kind of curse involving a billy goat. Lost in all the lore is a little-known connection between Fremont’s Irvington district and yesterday’s Cubs.
Timothy Swenson is an historian specializing in Union City history. He has been researching and writing on local history since 2000.
For over 100 years a sugar beet factory existed in Alvarado, California.
The factory was founded by Ebenezer H. Dyer and his family built and ran the plant for a number of years. From this, E. H. Dyer created a business of building sugar beet factories around the world.
Sunday May 22, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City CA
The library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. Voice 510-745-1464 TDD 888-663-0660
Family Day at Galindo-Higuera Adobe
Tri-City Voice, April 26, 2016, Submitted By Kelsey Camello
On Saturday, April 30, Rancho Higuera Historical Park will be open to the public for an exciting day of Òfamily rancho fun,Ó suitable for all ages. This annual event is sponsored by the Washington Township Museum of Local History, caretakers of the property.
Historical exhibit celebrates Tri-City women and their work
Tri-City Voice, March 29, 2016, Submitted By Kelsey Camello
In American society women have traditionally been in the shadow of men, and yet women too have always worked and supported themselves and their families. Women of the Tri-City area have worked on farms, in industry, in business and bore and raised their families. They have always been an integral and important part of society.
Washington Township Museum selected for match grant
Tri-City Voice, December 22, 2015, Submitted By Patricia Schaffarczyk
For the second year in a row, Washington Township Museum of Local History has been selected for a matching grant of $5,000 from Despeaux Good Works Fund at East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF). This grant will allow for the continuation of cataloging and archiving unique and valuable collections related to the area.