Welcome to the El Sobrante Historical Society History Center
On this page you will see plans for our new museum and a timeline for its anticipated opening. Check here for regular updates.
grand opening postponed
Unfortunately, because of the current and on-going restrictions and recommendations from the County Health Department, the Grand Opening of the El Sobrante History Center will not open as planned until it is safe to do so. Most likely our opening will coincide with the reopening of the El Sobrante Library. Once the event is rescheduled, we will announce it here and on Facebook. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience and support during this critical time. Your health and safety is important to us. You can also contact us via email for more information at email@example.com.
EL SOBRANTE HISTORY CENTER
Located behind the El Sobrante Library at 4300 Garden Road.
By the way, the new name for the building is The Nancy Fahden House. Nancy Fahden was the first woman supervisor in CC County, and she used this building as her office for a time. It seemed a fitting tribute to honor Nancy as one of the "firsts" in our county.
The new ESHS museum is housed in the old Community building, located behind the library. The entrance to the museum is at the far right of the building. We are nicely situated in the new community park, and will have ready access to the park space to hold society events.
Below is a rough floor plan of the building, showing the museum space in orange. The green space will serve as a storage space to be shared with the Friends of the Library.
One of the rooms that will be used by the Historical Society. The work is almost done, and we are hoping to move in and hold a Grand Opening as soon as it is safely possible.