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Thursday, May 25th, 2017
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA


    Description:

    Alameda Legends: Over 100 Years of Alameda Sports History
    Former Alameda resident James Francis McGee, a product of private and public schools in the Island City, will speak about his newest book, Alameda Legends, detailing the lives who have impacted Alameda’s sports history. It is a work that honors the past and looks optimistically to the future. McGee will profile various famous Alameda residents from the past and present as he intertwines fate, fame, and the fortuitous fortune of his respectfully named “Legends.” Sponsor: Pacific Coast Community Services. NOTE- This lecture will be held at the Eagles' Hall across the street from the Museum.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA


    Description:

    Early Alameda, the Hayloft, and the First Congregational Church
    This architectural gem is the 5th oldest church in Alameda. Ann Beret Johnsen is a 4th generation Alamedan and lives in the family home on Alameda Avenue established in 1881 by her great-grandparents. Her mother Shirley acted as family historian caring for family records, movies, and letters. Ann grew up hearing family stories, which sparked an interest in family and community history. Attending First Congregational Church since she was born, she was asked to serve as Church Historian by the Rev. Larry Schulz a task she enjoys, assisted by Ginny Krutilek, another native Alamedan. Sponsor: Liz Rush, Realtor, McGuire Real Estate.

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, July 27th, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA


    Description:

    Early Black Pioneers of Alameda
    Rasheed Shabazz grew up on the West End of Alameda. He received his Bachelors in African American Studies and Political Science, and minored in City and Regional Planning, at UC Berkeley. Black history of Alameda is largely unknown and overlooked. Of the scant attention Black Alamedans have received, most focuses on the post- World War II population. This presentation examines the lives of early Black pioneers of Alameda, focusing on housing, community building, and the origins of racialized residential segregation. Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Alain Pinel Realtors, and Alameda Museum Board Member.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, August 24th, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA


    Description:

    ’20s and Beyond
    Alameda author and historian Woody Minor will speak about homes of the ’20s and later in the richly intact neighborhoods of the southeast section of the city. We will see how the bungalow evolved after World War I, interacting with new styles, and witness the Ranch House emerge on the eve of Word War II. Among the notable builders whose work we will encounter are the aristocrats George H. Noble, Noble F. Justice, and P. Royal Haulman along with the incomparable Sid Dowling.
    Sponsor: Peter Fletcher, Broker, Windermere Real Estate.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017
  • Lecture Series
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Alameda Historical Museum, 2324 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA


    Description:

    European Roots
    Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos, authors and Alameda Sun executives. On July 17, 1854, Alfred A. Cohen married Emma Grace Poole Gibbons. The couple moved to Alameda and established an estate on the East End they named Fernside. Alfred and Emma can both trace their ancestry to England. Their colorful forebears include a man who owned slaves in Jamaica and another who sat on the jury of the only witch trial in Pennsylvania. Join Eric and Dennis as they introduce these interesting families and trace their stories from California back six generations to Wilshire and London in England. Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Alain Pinel Realtors, and Alameda Museum Board Member.