What’s New

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 […]

President’s Message

Happy Summer to all of you!  Given that the current drought is having an effect on all of our lives, the Historical Society has featured two programs this year on water in our state (John Coleman from EBMUD spoke on the local water supply, its sources and infrastructure) and our region (Stu Swiedler on “Water […]

Looking Back on 40 Years at The Lafayette Historical Society– September 1975

When postage was only 10-cents and the Historical Society did not have a History Room, the only means of communication was a bulletin published monthly. Today postage is 49-cents, we have the History Room to visit and electronic means of communication. Times have changed drastically in 40 years, but as you’ll see in the following […]