Tag: Martinez Historical Society

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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Women of Martinez Celebrated In Historical Society Exhibit

Women of Martinez Celebrated In Historical Society Exhibit

| March 1, 2018 | 3 Comments

In celebration of March as Women’s History Month, the Martinez Historical Society is making sure no one forgets 25 women it considers “movers and shakers” in the community. Mary Goodman is leading the charge, but she’s getting help from many others who are helping her assemble biographies of the women that range from the city’s […]

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Historical society turns to crowdfunding to move historic rail car to Martinez

Historical society turns to crowdfunding to move historic rail car to Martinez

| February 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

What do you do when you get the chance to own a 1901 Pullman rail car and make it a showcase in your city? The Martinez Historical Society decided to turn to crowdfunding, said President John Curtis. And the goal is to raise $10,000 – maybe more – to get the rail car moved here […]

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