On this page you will see plans for our new museum and a timeline for its anticipated opening. Check here for regular updates.
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
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 will be housed in the old Community building, located behind the library. The entrance to the museum will be 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 proposed museum space in orange. The green space will be 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.