Upcoming Dinner Program Thursday May 16th!

Livermore in the Wild Old Days

At our next meeting, local author and historian Alan Frank will give a presentation entitled “Livermore in the Wild Old Days”.  Mr. Frank is currently writing a new book on the history of Livermore, from its frontier days to its development into a modern city.  He will be sharing stories and historical events that are not likely to be found in history books.

Alan is a retired Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist, and a former historian and curator of the Niles Canyon Railway, where he was responsible for placing a segment of the original Transcontinental Railroad on the National Register of Historic Places.  He has worked as a historic consultant on the rescue and refurbishment of Livermore’s 1892 Central Pacific Railroad Depot.  In addition, he is a founder of the Livermore Valley Opera, president of the Livermore Symphony, and member of the Livermore Heritage Guild.

The San Ramon Valley Historical Society meets at 7 pm on the third Thursday of the months of January, March, May, September, and November, at the Black Bear Diner in Danville.  Dinner and program tickets are $25.00 per person.

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