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Speaker Series: Lafayette’s History Through Modern Media

Please join us on October 15 @ 2:00 p.m. for this most interesting look back at the history of our towns! Even if you don’t know Mark Harrigan’s name from Facebook pages: “You know you’re from Lafayette CA when” and “You know you’re from Lafayette CA when” and “680/24 Corridor History”, you will be amazed […]

Oral History: Mabel Skuce — June 2nd, 2017

Mabel Skuce moved to Lafayette in 1946, and she has lived here ever since. In this interview, she describes and discusses the city as it existed in the middle of the last century: its stores, restaurants, and schools, as well as some of its more general characteristics. Her “tour” of the Lafayette of 60-plus years […]

Oral History: Rita Santos — October 3rd, 1978

Rita Santos moved to Lafayette in 1900 at the age of 3. She lived in Happy Valley, first on her father’s ranch, and then her husband’s, until she passed away in 1992. In this interview she describes what it was like to grow up and to live in a small town that was rural and […]

Oral History: Ken and Marge Cusick — December 6th, 2015

Ken and Marge Cusick, long time residents of Lafayette, tell stories of their neighborhood and area which has changed dramatically since they came here. Cusicks moved to the Springhill Valley in the early 1950s, and continue to live here today. Ken had a dentist practice in Berkeley that attracted many of his Lafayette neighbors. Marge […]

Oral History: Bruce Wood — May 29th, 2017

Bruce Wood helped to found Lafayette Little League in the early 60s and was a popular baseball coach for many years. He placed an ad in the local newspaper and organized a group of volunteers who went on to be coaches, umpires and fund-raisers, as well as create baseball fields still in use today. He […]