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

    Location: Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    Description:

    European Roots
    Dennis Evanosky, author and Alameda Sun Editor. On July 17, 1854, Alfred A. Cohen married Emilie Grace Poole Gibbons. The couple moved to Alameda and established an estate on the East End they named Fernside. Alfred and Emilie 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 Alameda Museum Board President Dennis Evanosky as he introduces 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.

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

    Location: Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    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: Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


    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.