You Are Invited

Contra Costa County Historical Society

Annual Membership Meeting 

& Holiday Luncheon

Exploring Concord's Past

Behind the Barbed Wire: History of Naval

Weapons Station Concord

Saturday, December 2, 2017 
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Concord Museum and Event Center

This year's program explores two important elements of Concord's past and a slice of what its future holds.  Special guest Lloyd Crenna will present photographs and answer questions about the fascinating move of the Concord Masonic Temple.  Guest Speaker John Keibel will follow with an illustrated presentation of what went on behind the barbed wire fence.  This story is an intriguing one: an intricate web of life and loss, national defense and protest, scientific advance and obsolescence.  

Registration and Welcome
Lunch and Beverages served
Contra Costa County Historical Society Annual Review
"The Move" by Concord Historical Society
Behind the Barbed Wire: History of NWS Concord by John Keibel
Please join us on December 2nd as we learn more about Concord's history.  All proceeds will be used to continue the preservation work of the Contra Costa County 
Historical Society archives and the history therein.
About John Keibel
John works for Wells Fargo Historical Services in San Francisco as a museum exhibits specialist.  Hi is a member at Eternal Life Lutheran Church in Concord, a director of the Concord Historical Society, and a volunteer with the National Park Service.  

Behind the Barbed Wire was born out of curiosity that arose as John photographed wildlife on the 12,920- acre station in the late 1990s.  The research and interviews that satisfied his curiosity,  together with over 250 photographs and maps, were published in 2009. 
Directions and Parking:
Concord Museum & Event Center
1928 Clayton Road, Concord, CA

For those driving, parking lot is located behind the CMEC and the Galindo House on marina Ave., just off of Amador Ave. Please note: parking is limited.

Accessibility:   The Event Center is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking spaces are adjacent to the CMEC, off of Marina Ave.
RSVP Information:
$30.00 per person 
RSVP's are requested by November 22nd.
A special Thank You to the Concord Historical Society for donating a portion of the event center and making  it possible for CCCHS to hold its  annual program 
in this magnificent historic setting.