Capital Campaign Success!

Capital Campaign Success!

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We did it! The Capital Campaign reached the goal of $40,000 by December 31st with the included $10,000 matching contribution from the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF). Over 100 people donated specifically to the campaign while others rejoined the Meyers House Guild, with those funds also benefiting the house. Several donations of $250 and $500 were received, but it was the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society donation of $2,000 and that of now retired docent Jeanne Gallagher for $2,500 that put us over the top. It all started with Joe Young’s $10,000 in April. The need for capital will not end. If you have yet to make a donation, please do so with a check payable to Meyers House, c/o Alameda Museum address. Thank you to all who donated. In February,…
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A Tale of Two Paintings

A Tale of Two Paintings

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Artists have been known to speak of their paintings as their “children." If we accept that metaphor, then the Alameda Museum participated recently in a mini “family reunion” that involved a painting located in distant Munich, Germany, and another in nearby Hayward. It all began when a letter arrived in the Curator’s office from Mark di Frangia, a longtime American resident in Germany, who introduced himself as a great-grandson of Gertrude A. Snow Brooks, a well-known Alameda artist. He kindly offered to donate a painting by her in his possession and also indicated that his brother, Brian Harris of Hayward, would most likely be happy to donate one, too. This, of course, came as great news to us. Some years ago the mother of these two men, Marilyn Harris, donated…
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