Museum CLOSED until Further Notice

Due to the current COVID-19 virus, ECCHS is concerned for the health of the public as well as the volunteers who give their time and talent.  Out of concern for all involved, the Museum which is scheduled to open Sat. April 4, will remain closed until further notice. ECCHS will resume our regular schedule based on State and County recommendation to do so and we feel it is safe for all concerned. Please check our website for updates. Thank you, be safe and stay happy.

Consider reading a history book while you have some “at home time”.

East Contra Costa Historical Society Calls Local Artists!

We are updating our logo and are asking for local artists to be part of this process (please note the logo in the website header).  This logo will be used in both print and digital formats to provide a readily identifiable icon for our local historical society and museum.  

The designer of the selected design will receive two tickets to this years annual BBQ in September and a $100 VISA card.    


Content:  It is desired that the logo includes: our name, “East Contra Costa Historical Society”; our motto, “Preserving the Past  Preparing for the Future”; and depictions of the museum building, white picket fence, and windmill, which are distinctive features of the museum. Art or photograph is acceptable.

Entry Submission Format: .pdf format for judging only

Submissions due February 29, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. via email to Sharon Johnson  johnsons72@comcast.net 

Include in your email submission:  Your name, contact information (email and phone) Judging will be held March 2, 2020 and all who have submitted entries will be notified by March 5. 

Final format of selected logo must be Camera Ready Art in all .pdf, .png, and .psd formats with CMYK print color mode.

If you are interested in submitting a logo entry and would like to learn more about the East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum, please contact Sharon Johnson, johnsons72@comcast.net.

ECCHS Breakers Update

The Breakers, our marvelous group of volunteers, have been busy working on a number of projects. The restoration of a Texaco lubrication cart is nearing completion. The rusted and aging body and wheels have been sand blasted and painted. In March the wheels will be taken to Los Angeles to have new rubber tires installed and then it will be reassembled.

The first Saturday of January work was begun on constructing a small storage shed which will be used to house items from Homer’s Shed as it goes through a transformation. Work on that has already begun, and as this picture shows it will eventually tell a story rather than simply display the artifacts it currently is filled with.

The Breakers work every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am until approximately 1:00pm. Liberal break time is built into this time frame, and laughter and fellowship are an integral part of our activities. We are always looking for new members. No skills are required, only a desire to help.

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