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The Geology of Mt. Diablo Virtual Program

In this program, Don Medwedeff will talk about the geology of Mount Diablo.

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    The Geology of Mt. Diablo Virtual Program
    The Geology of Mt. Diablo Virtual Program
    July 18, 2024
    In this program, Don Medwedeff will talk about the geology of Mount Diablo.
  • An American Icon: The Golden Gate Bridge Virtual Program
    An American Icon: The Golden Gate Bridge Virtual Program
    May 16, 2024
    In this program, John Martini, a noted local historian and author, will talk about the geography of the Golden Gate Bridge, the bizarre visions for bridging it, the challenges overcome by its builders, and much more.
  • Untold Stories of San Francisco's Turbulent Past Virtual Program
    Untold Stories of San Francisco's Turbulent Past Virtual Program
    April 18, 2024
    Dive into the captivating world of 1970s San Francisco with a free virtual program featuring award-winning writer Duffy Jennings. Renowned for his groundbreaking coverage of some of the city's most pivotal moments, Jennings invites you on a journey through his iconic Reporter's Notebook and San Francisco Homicide Inspector 5-Henry-7.
  • St Patricks Day
    St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Program
    St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Program
    March 21, 2024
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program was cancelled. We hope to reschedule it in the future.
  • Friends of the San Ramon Creek
    Friends of the San Ramon Creek Virtual Program
    Friends of the San Ramon Creek Virtual Program
    February 15, 2024
    Our February 15 at 11:30 our free virtual program will feature the Friends of the San Ramon Creek.  This group was founded in 2012 with the mission to foster knowledge and good stewardship of our local creeks.
  • Alameda County Sheriffs
    History of the Alameda County Sheriffs
    History of the Alameda County Sheriffs
    January 18, 2024
    Click here to watch the recording Travel back to 1853, when Alameda County emerged on the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay.
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    The History of the Moraga Adobe Virtual Program
    The History of the Moraga Adobe Virtual Program
    December 18, 2023
    Kent Long, President of the Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, will provide an in-depth look at one of Northern California’s oldest surviving adobe structures. Built between 1841-1848, the Moraga Adobe was the home of Joaquin Moraga, whose grandfather founded both the San Francisco Presidio and the city of San Jose.
  • The Story of the Escape from Alcatraz
    The Story of the Escape from Alcatraz
    The Story of the Escape from Alcatraz
    October 19, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording Alcatraz is one of the most famous prisons in the world, and
  • BART: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    BART: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 
    BART: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 
    September 21, 2023
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the virtual program was cancelled. We hope to have Michael Healy s
  • Chinese in the Napa Valley
    Chinese in the Napa Valley:The Forgotten Community That Built Wine Country
    Chinese in the Napa Valley:The Forgotten Community That Built Wine Country
    August 17, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording John McCormick shared the impact of the Chinese in the devel
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    Deep Oakland: How Geology Shaped a City
    Deep Oakland: How Geology Shaped a City
    June 15, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording In Deep Oakland, geologist and author Andrew Alden excavated
  • Port water
    The Maritime History & Heritage of Belvedere and Tiburon
    The Maritime History & Heritage of Belvedere and Tiburon
    May 18, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording Dave Goth, Historian for the town of Tiburon, discussed the
  • art work
    The Quilt as Art- Public and Personal
    The Quilt as Art- Public and Personal
    April 20, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording Dolores Miller, from Studio Art Quilt Associates, is a texti
  • East Bay Regional Park District
    History of the East Bay Regional Park District
    History of the East Bay Regional Park District
    March 16, 2023
    East Bay Regional Park District
  • The History of Eastern Contra Costa County
    The History of Eastern Contra Costa County
    The History of Eastern Contra Costa County
    February 16, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording This virtual program explored the rich history of the e
  • california wildflowers
    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: California Wildflowers and Climate Change
    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: California Wildflowers and Climate Change
    January 19, 2023
    Click here to watch the recording Internationally acclaimed conservation photographers Rob Bad
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    The Pageant of the Pacific
    The Pageant of the Pacific
    December 15, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording As you cross the Bay Bridge you pass Treasure Island but wha
  • The History of Canyon, CA
    The History of Canyon, CA
    The History of Canyon, CA
    November 17, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording Most residents of the East Bay have heard of the town of Can
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    The History and Story of Lake Merritt
    The History and Story of Lake Merritt
    October 20, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording Noted Oakland historian and award-winning author Dennis Evan
  • The Geography of Eugene O'Neill
    The Geography of Eugene O'Neill
    The Geography of Eugene O'Neill
    September 15, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording Our presenter was Eric Fraisher Hayes, artistic director of
  • Port old
    The History & Story of Mare Island Naval Shipyard
    The History & Story of Mare Island Naval Shipyard
    August 18, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording Dennis Kelly who has long and very deep ties to Mare Island
  • Women of the Gold Rush
    Imagining History’s Lost Voices: Women of the Gold Rush
    Imagining History’s Lost Voices: Women of the Gold Rush
    May 19, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording When gold was discovered in California, dreams of adventure
  • story of james dougherty
    The Story of James Dougherty
    The Story of James Dougherty
    April 21, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording Beverly Lane, Museum Curator and Board Member, presented The
  • A Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish
    A Celebration of St. Patrick's Day and the Irish
    A Celebration of St. Patrick's Day and the Irish
    March 17, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the Museum of the San R
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    The Amazing Travels of John Muir
    The Amazing Travels of John Muir
    February 17, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording We all associate John Muir with Yosemite and rightly so.&nbs
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    The Movie Industry in Fremont CA
    The Movie Industry in Fremont CA
    January 20, 2022
    Click here to watch the recording Join Rena Kiehn and David Kiehn from the Niles Essanay Silen
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    The History of the Caldecott Tunnel
    The History of the Caldecott Tunnel
    December 16, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording Mary McCosker and Mary Solon, historians and authors of the
  • The History of Alamo
    The History of Alamo
    The History of Alamo
    November 18, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording This month's presenters were the authors of the book Hi
  • Mount diablo
    The History of Mt. Diablo
    The History of Mt. Diablo
    October 21, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording Mount Diablo State Park is celebrating 100 years since being
  • Old Mint in San Francisco
    The Story of the Old Mint in San Francisco
    The Story of the Old Mint in San Francisco
    July 15, 2021
    *Due to technical difficulties, the virtual program was not recorded. We apologize if you planned t
  • moving the depot
    Moving the Depot
    Moving the Depot
    June 17, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording 25 years ago this month the Lopez Brothers home movers arriv
  • soldier memory
    Soldiers Memorial Monument
    Soldiers Memorial Monument
    May 20, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording In celebration of Memorial Day, John Mercurio from the Contr
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    John Muir: California's Most Famous Resident
    John Muir: California's Most Famous Resident
    April 15, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording Garrett Dailey, an attorney and noted authority on John Muir
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    Camp Parks: When War and National Security Came to the San Ramon and Amador Valley
    Camp Parks: When War and National Security Came to the San Ramon and Amador Valley
    March 18, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording Steve Minniear, historian for the town of Dublin CA and past
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    The History and Future of the Sunol Water Temple
    The History and Future of the Sunol Water Temple
    February 18, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording Carla Schultheis, the Watershed and Environmental Improvemen
  • the secret history of san ramon
    The Secret History of San Ramon
    The Secret History of San Ramon
    January 21, 2021
    Click here to watch the recording Bill Clarkson, the former mayor of San Ramon and noted local
  • niles canyon railway
    Niles Canyon Railway
    Niles Canyon Railway
    December 17, 2020
    Click here to watch the recording Henry Baum, President of Niles Canyon Railway, covered a var
  • adolph sutro program
    Adolph Sutro Program
    Adolph Sutro Program
    November 19, 2020
    Click here to watch the recording Diana Kohnke of the Sutro Library gave a presentation on Ado
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    Alamo Cemetery Tour & Program
    Alamo Cemetery Tour & Program
    October 22, 2020
    Click here to watch the recording Jana Haertl, museum volunteer, took participants on a virtua
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    California's First People: Then and Now
    California's First People: Then and Now
    September 24, 2020
    Click here to watch the recording Who lived in the San Ramon Valley beginning around 5000 year
  • women win the vote
    Women Win the Vote in California & the Country
    Women Win the Vote in California & the Country
    August 20, 2020
    Click here to watch the recording Beverly Lane, Museum Curator and Board Vice President, prese
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    Highway 21 to Interstate 680
    Highway 21 to Interstate 680
    June 18, 2020
    Click here to watch the recording Steve Minniear, local historian and author presented photos and maps about the road in the museum’s first virtual event.