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OWN A PiECE OF ARCADE HISTORY!
Michaan's Auctions Playland Auction
The Playland Not at the Beach Museum Liquidation
Auction - Entire Contents for Sale!

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10am

PLAYLAND NOT AT THE BEACH,
10979 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Preview:
Thursday, September 13, noon - 5pm
Friday, September 14, noon - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am

Michaan’s Auctions has been commissioned to liquidate the contents of The Playland Not at the Beach Museum, a collection of circus nostalgia and prized memorabilia from 20th century American amusement parks such as San Francisco’s beloved Playland at the Beach, for which the museum was named. The 9,000 square foot space houses funhouse mirrors, pinball machines, penny arcades, circus sideshow attractions and vintage video games like Galaga and Centipede. Thousands of historical items are offered in this auction such as original signage, relics of vintage rides and games, rare photographs, employee uniforms, and prizes from the Playland arcade games. Playland Auction, more information.


EL CERRITO" HISTORICAL NARAITIVES
Featured Stories


Lucille Irish - El Cerrito's "Go To Gal"
By Rich Bartke


Rich Bartke, a founder of the Historical Society and former councilman and mayor, recalls Lucille Irish, who passed away in February at age 89. There was a time when if you wanted something done in El Cerrito, or information about the community, you contacted Lucille Irish.

EL CERRITO NOTABLES

The El Cerrito Historical Society believes that a remarkable number of noteworthy people have come from El Cerrito or have lived here at some time in their lives. A few were world famous, others were well-known in the area or were particularly noteworthy in their own field. Click Here to visit our extensive list.



El CERRITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2017, GOALS
FOR 2018


El Cerrito’s Centennial occupied much of the society’s attention in 2017. Of the 78 Centennial events listed on the centennial calendar, the Historical Society sponsored or co-sponsored 17 of them – more than any other organization, we believe. Pat Shaw represented the historical society on Centennial planning.
 
The society toured historic buildings and neighborhoods, featured talks on the city’s origins and growth and delved into how El Cerrito became the place we know and love. We learned about the Castro family, our city’s “gambling past,” the history of our recycling center and our Boy Scout camp, Camp Herms – among other subjects. (CHECK OUT THE LIST!)

 

The El Cerrito Historical Society
presents: The International Style
in El Cerrito


Architects Campbell & Wong designed several homes in El Cerrito that partake more of strict, International Style design than the typical, less formal California mid-century modern of the 1950s and 1960s. Let’s visit two of them on a single street to learn about El Cerrito’s modernist heritage from Dave Weinstein, and about Campbell and Wong from Peter Parenti, one of the owners.

DATE: Sunday, October 14, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Free.
At a pair of homes whose addresses will be supplied to people who rsvp.

Space is limited; reservations required. Light refreshments.
davidsweinstein@yahoo.com.

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EL CERRITO'S TEPCO CERAMIC FACTORY
A brief History by (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)

I saw my first TEPCO dish at the Alameda Antiques Fair. A stack of floral patterned plates sat on a table, waiting to be bought. The pink glaze glistened in the sun. I immediately fell in love...




If your local organization would like a speaker on these or related topics, the El Cerrito Historical Society has a speakers panel available. Contact David Weinstein 524-1737 davidsweinstein@yahoo.com Click Here for more details.

 
   
 
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