What’s New

Upcoming Speaker Series: Ships, Bombs and Steel

Stuart Swiedler will be speaking for LHS again! Board a plane or ride the rails to experience the industrial transformation of the north coast of Contra Costa County. We’ll witness the scheme to produce warships, the struggle of a community to fend off the import of bombs and other nuclear weapons, learn the new names […]

Oral History: Russell & Joan Bruzzone – October 2006

Joan and Russell Bruzzone remember Lafayette in the 1950s.  They discuss their ongoing residential and commercial real estate activities which created housing for hundreds of Lafayette families and gave the town its major commercial shopping center.  To create the Plaza Shopping Center in the 1960s the Bruzzones removed 200,000 cubic feet of dirt from what […]

Upcoming Speaker Series: Lafayette: “Then and Now in Photographs”

You Won’t Want to Miss Our Speaker on November 22nd!     Steve Hobbs, local photographer, is now creating a new pictorial history of Lafayette Please join the us when we welcome Steve Hobbs on November 22nd at 1:30 in the Lafayette Library & Learning Center’s Community Hall. Steve says “everything I learned about photography […]

Upcoming Speaker Series: Growing Grapes & Making Wine in Lamorinda: History & Present

Please join us for our October 25, 2015 Speaker Series Program From the Rossi Family Vineyards in 1917 To Sophisticated Winemakers Today The Lamorinda microclimate and topography has long been an ideal location for grape growing and now winemaking! Please join the Lafayette Historical Society in welcoming Leslie Ward, president of the Lamorinda Wine Growers […]