Tag: Martinez Historical Society

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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Our Town Special Event: “Tucker: The Man and the Automobile” returns to town 30 years later to benefit MHS

Our Town Special Event: “Tucker: The Man and the Automobile” returns to town 30 years later to benefit MHS

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By HARRIETT BURT Martinez News-Gazette Contributor Editor’s note: A showing of the recently restored Francis Ford Coppola film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” is scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Shell Club House. The benefit for the Martinez Historical Society will take place starting at 6 p.m. A small portion of the […]

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Martinez Historical Society’s fabulous coming event

Martinez Historical Society’s fabulous coming event

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Martinez Historical Society: A special August 11 evening showing at the Shell Club house of Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Tucker”, the complicated and ultimately sad story of a dynamic automotive visionary determined in the 1950s to create the car of the future. As his car became better, safer and more beautiful, the stronger the opposition […]

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Historical Society moves ‘Vic Stewart’s’ railcar to Martinez

Historical Society moves ‘Vic Stewart’s’ railcar to Martinez

| June 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A vintage rail car that once was part of the award-winning Walnut Creek steakhouse, Vic Stewart’s, is out of Walnut Creek to Martinez, said Martinez Historical Society President John Curtis. “The move went like clockwork, so smoothly that it was moved in one long day rather than over two days, which was […]

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Fundraising continuing to move rail car to Martinez

Fundraising continuing to move rail car to Martinez

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Historical Society is more than halfway to its goal of $10,000 needed to move the Vic Stewart rail car here, President John Curtis said. “The Society’s crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to move the car continues,” he said. So far, the Society has raised about $4,700 through its GoFundMe website, […]

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Longtime restaurant near donated railcar demolished

Longtime restaurant near donated railcar demolished

| March 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Demolition of the award-winning Walnut Creek steakhouse, Vic Stewart’s, has been underway, but the rail car that has been donated to the Martinez Historical Society is being protected, Society President John Curtis said. Contractors started the demolition right by the rail car, which is between South Broadway and Iron Horse Trail, he said. “The car […]

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Longtime restaurant near donated railcar demolished

Longtime restaurant near donated railcar demolished

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Demolition of the award-winning Walnut Creek steakhouse, Vic Stewart’s, has been underway, but the rail car that has been donated to the Martinez Historical Society is being protected, Society President John Curtis said. Contractors started the demolition right by the rail car, which is between South Broadway and Iron Horse Trail, he said. “The car […]

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