Who We Are
The El Sobrante Historical Society is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit organization dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of artifacts, images, and information about the community of El Sobrante, and the dissemination of that knowledge through presentation on this website,an electronic newsletter, exhibits, and other means. Currently, we have a six-member board of directors.
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President: Maurice Abraham. Graduated De Anza High School 1960. Community Planning Consultant. Currently retired.
Vice-President, Newsletter Editor: Donald Bastin. Graduated De Anza High School 1961. MA, History. Currently retired.
Steve James: Treasurer. Graduated De Anza High School 1966. Currently retired.
Lyle Miller: Secretary. Owner-operator, El Sobrante Wheel & Brake.
Roxanne Miraválle: Director. Webmaster. Grew up in San Pablo. Life-long Bay Area resident. Currently retired.
Emil Munkres: Director. "Rancho San Pablo native." Graduated De Anza High School, 1981.
L-R: M. Abraham; J. Gioia; S. James; D. Bastin; L. Miller (not pictured: E. Munkres; R. Miraválle)
Contra Costa County is home to over 22 historical societies and museums. Below are links to some of our sister societies