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Marechal Duncan receiving award

President’s Message

Spring is upon us and we’re looking forward to gearing up at the Historical Society with more programs and regularly scheduled newsletters! We were short of volunteers last year and not able to be as active as we would have liked to have been. We are following our March Speaker Series “It’s Name was M.U.D. […]

Henry Toler Brown Flood of 1910

Torrential Rains Not New in County History…and Neither are Droughts

Even though this current January was dry, at least we can read about local winters awash in rain a century and a half or two ago. The January 15th, 1965, Lafayette Sun took a look back at the rainfall records left from the California Mission era. “That rainstorms in 1805 created statewide havoc was verified […]

George Wasson, Old Betsy

Did You Know?

Your Lafayette Historical Society pays more than $4,000 annually to the City of Lafayette to rent your History Room? Our e-Newsletter reaches more than 250 people. If each of those folks donated just $5 to the Historical Society, those funds would greatly help support this organization that contributes so much to your community. AND if […]