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Contra Costa Historical Society Celebrates Move To Escobar Street

A grand opening event will be held on Saturday, April 20 at the new Contra Costa County History Center — 724 Escobar Street in Martinez.

The Contra Costa County History Center is holding a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony to celebrate its new digs after moving from Main Street to 724 Escobar Street.

Supervisor Federal Glover and Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder will attend the grand opening event on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. A representative from Supervisor Karen Mitchoff's office will also present a certificate of recognition, according to an event posting on Martinez Patch.

Planned activities include tours of the new center, a visit to the new exhibit — "Contra Costa County: More than the Opposite Coast" — and Society President John Burgh's miniature scale railroad yard switching game, "which has been tremendously popular in the past," say the organizers.

The event will also include a photo identification challenge, and a quiz consisting of questions commonly asked of history center volunteers.

The history center is described as "a living archive — a treasure trove of the records, the letters, the pictures, maps and books-the thousand and one records that tell the story of our past."

Connect with the Contra Costa Historical Society on Facebook for updates.

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