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Concord Historical Society

1928 Clayton Rd, Concord, CA 94519, United States

 

The Mission of the Concord Historical Society

In relation to the City of Concord, California, and its vicinity, the basic and primary objectives of the Concord Historical Society are to discover, create, and conserve buildings, artifacts, and materials of interest, significance, and value, and to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge of the history of the City of Concord, California, and its vicinity.

 

Help Preserve Concord History

A Non-Profit 501(C)3 organization, the Concord Historical Society depends on its members, volunteers, and community donors to support its programs.

 

Geographical Areas of Interest

They are interested in acquiring and preserving records, images, maps, books and publications, newspapers, artwork and objects relating to individuals, structures and any activities and enterprises in the region mentioned below.:

 

  • City of Concord

  • Avon (company town – Associated Oil)

  • Bay Point/Port Chicago (company town – smelter/shipyard)

  • Clyde (company town – lumber mill)

  • Cowell (company town – portland cement)

  • Naval Weapons Station – Concord

  • Nichols (company town – chemical plant)

  • Pacheco (original inland port)

  • Buchanan Field Airport (Concord Army Airfield)

  • Mount Diablo

 

Unique Collections

Airfields:

 

  • Concord Army Airfield (1943-44)/Buchanan Field Airport (1946-present)

  • Concord Airfield (airmail – 1920’s) – 1920-1941

  • Clyde/Associated Oil Field – 1930-1934

  • OLF-NAAF-Concord (USN) – 1943-1944

  • Mahoney Field – 1920

  • Sherman Field – 1934-1952

 

Railroads:

 

  • Southern Pacific (SP) – Steam/Diesel: 1891-1978

  • Oakland & Antioch (O&A) – Electric: 1909-1911

  • Oakland, Antioch & Eastern (OA&E) – Electric: 1911-1920

  • San Francisco-Sacramento (Shortline) – Electric: 1920-1928

  • Sacramento Northern (SN) – Electric: 1928-1973

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) – Electric: 1973-present

  • Bay Point-Clayton (BP&C) – Steam: 1909-1946
     

Concord Historical Society

Concord, California is blessed with many interesting historical landmarks that are worth a visit:
 

  • Don Salvio Pacheco Adobe 

  • Don Fernando Pacheco Adobe 

  • Site Of The Murder Of Dr. John Marsh

  • Galindo Home Museum & Gardens

  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

  • Todos Santos Plaza

  • Markham Regional Arboretum

  • Newhall Community Park  
     

All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location located at 111 Arthur Road in Martinez, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!