Tag: Martinez Historical Society

At Home With Vivian: 50 years of homes

At Home With Vivian: 50 years of homes

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I am one of those walkers you might see out and about early in the morning. I’ve made friends with many dogs out walking their owners. I wave at the regulars at Starbucks and Barrelista on Main Street as I pass by. I live near downtown Martinez so I meander through the old neighborhoods. I […]

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13th Annual Martinez Home Tour 2019: 50 Years of Homes

13th Annual Martinez Home Tour 2019: 50 Years of Homes

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By MARIA BANUELOS CONNELL Director of Marketing, Martinez Historical Society The Martinez Historic Society presents the 13th Annual Home Tour on October 12, 2019, from 10am to 4pm. This year’s tour features 50 Years of Homes in the area where the former Christian Brothers De La Salle Institute and vineyard was located. The Tour begins […]

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Martinez Historical Society cookbook includes family favorites

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Goodmann said, “We started this endeavor in the spring of 2018 when we realized that foods we grew up eating and memory’s associated with them were being lost. We tried to capture everything from an all day affair of making ravioli to a quick meal put together by a single working mother with two […]

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Martinez Historical Society presents Angelo Costanza: Local attorney gives a glimpse of glory days for Italian fishermen in Martinez

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez native and local attorney Angelo Costanza will share some his best stories from a deep reservoir of knowledge about the lives of his father, grandfather, and uncles in the flourishing Italian fishing community here, in the early 19th century. “Angelo is very social, and has a lot of good stories and […]

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Grandma’s Peach Pudding

Grandma’s Peach Pudding

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Historical Society is embarking on a delicious and fun project! Kathy O’Connell and Mary Goodman are compiling a Martinez family cookbook. One of the elements that will make this cookbook special is that they are requesting that a short anecdote accompany each recipe. The instructions can either be specific and measured or they […]

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MHS to host John Mercurio book and talk

MHS to host John Mercurio book and talk

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

What: Martinez Historical Society’s special presentation for the community with John Mercurio speaking about his book Highway 21: The Farm Road that Became an Interstate in the San Ramon and Amador Valleys When: Sunday, January 27, 2019; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Veterans Hall. 930 Ward Street. Martinez, CA. Event details: John Mercurio, past […]

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Historical Society members collecting family recipes

| October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Charlene Perry is known for having founded the Martinez Historical Society and Museum and for having written about the city’s past. Perry also was known for making a special bean dish for her family to eat on Christmas Eve. But as far as historical society members Mary Goodman and Kathy O’Connell know, […]

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Martinez Historical Society to hold 2018 Home Tour, Oct. 13

Martinez Historical Society to hold 2018 Home Tour, Oct. 13

| October 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

The houses on this year’s tour are in two clusters. The first is near Martinez Junior High School, a Spanish Revival structure built in 1931. The second grouping of homes is to the Southeast, near the 80 acres that formerly was the site of the Christian Brothers’ Novitiate and Winery prior to 1932, when the […]

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Our Town: A city without a city hall

Our Town: A city without a city hall

| September 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

By CHARLENE PERRY Reprinted from January 1985 Editor’s Note: Due to the pressures of time, energy and upcoming knee surgery, this writer will return from time to time to reaching into the treasure chest of Charlene Perry’s well-researched columns from the 1980s and 90s. This piece, from 1985, will be the introduction to a forthcoming […]

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Our Town: Celebrating Martinez’s movie fame

Our Town: Celebrating Martinez’s movie fame

| August 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor CARTER WILSON Martinez Historical Society Photographer Last week this writer thought she’d written the last story about Tucker: The Man and His Dream but then Carter Wilson, photographer of homes on the annual Martinez Historical Society Home Tour, brought over a handful of images of the Saturday’s film party […]

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