Event

History Guild Day Trip | A Day in the Country: Pleasanton & Livermore

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:45 am–4 pm

Gary Holloway will guide us on our visit to two of the most historic cities in the Bay Area and the Tri-Valley areas of eastern Alameda County. We will do a short history walk along Pleasanton’s Main Street, and connect with such famous people as Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Max Baer Sr. and John Madden. Over a century ago Main Street was the setting for two famous silent films starring Mary Pickford. Pleasanton has evolved into a thriving suburban center home to Silicon Valley high tech companies. By 1868 Livermore was the principal center of trade and shipping in the Valley. We’ll walk historic First Street, looking at historic architecture and an historic tile mural, see the old railroad station and the world’s longest burning light bulb, and visit the History Museum in the classic 1910 Carnegie library building.  Enjoy another wonderful Day in the Country!

Cost: $98 History Guild Member; $103 guests; non-members. For more information, contact Helen Tryon 510-834-2964 or Marlynn Dykstra 510-339-0371.

For more information about OMCA Guilds, including how to join and a list of upcoming trips, visit museumca.org/travel-guilds