Two Great September events coming your way!!

Join us for a Summer Picnic with the San Ramon Valley Historic Foundation Saturday September 17th – for info & reservations click here!

Our Next Meeting is Thursday September 21st!

“Life and Times of William Norris” led by ex-San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson

Bill is the “historian” of San Ramon and has dug extensively into the life of San Ramon’s  largest landowner, William Norris.  He owned thousands of acres along today’s 680. Bishop Ranch was part of it, most of early San  Ramon on either side of 680 was his, and he owned the acreage on which the San Ramon School, the San Ramon General Store and where San Ramon Hall was built.  Norris Canyon Road is named after his family.  His life was often litigious, and his marriage scandalously collapsed to the delight of both San Francisco and Contra Costa newspapers.

Bill tells great stories, and this will be one for the books.  It will be a busy and a great week to attend both our meeting and picnic with San Ramon Historic Foundation.  Come see longtime friends, make new ones, and learn even more about SRV history.

See you there!

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.

Reservations are encouraged so the restaurant knows how many guests to prepare to serve. Please return your reservation slip in advance, or email us at:


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