The Alameda Museum 2017 Lecture Series

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The Alameda Museum 2017 Lecture Series


The Alameda Museum's 2017 Lecture Series begins on April 27. This is a 17 year tradition of lectures which has been a way for the Museum to educate Alamedans about their city’s history.  


The Alameda Museum was founded as the Historical Society 67 years ago.  The Museum’s mission is to collect, conserve and exhibit the City of Alameda’s history.   And also to educate Alamedans and visitors with fabulous lectures, gorgeous art exhibits and to provide special group tours during non-business hours.


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April 27, 2017.   Alameda’s Hometown Hero - Jimmy Doolittle

Robbie Dileo of the Alameda Naval Air Museum and Dennis Evanosky, Publisher of the Alameda Sun and President of the Alameda Museum Board, will tell the story of the Doolittle Raid over Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Crews aboard B-25 which took off from the deck of the USS Hornet carries out a bombing raid on the mainland of Japan in 1942.  

Sponsor:  Alameda Naval Air Museum.   This lecture will be presented at the Eagles Lodge at 23 Alameda Avenue while work is being completed in the Museum.


May 25, 2017. Alameda Legends:  Over 100 Years of Alameda Sports History

Former Alameda resident James Francis McGee will speak about his newest book, “Alameda Legends”, detailing the lives of those who have impacted Alameda sport history for 100 years.

Sponsor:  Pacific Coast Community Services.


June 22, 2017. Early Alameda, the Hayloft and the First Congregational Church

The First Congregational Church is the 5th oldest church in Alameda.  Ann Beret Johnsen, a 4th generation Alamedan, is the Church Historian.  Her family home was built in 1881 by her great-grandparents and where she grew up hearing family stories including stories about the Church. Ann will be joined by Ginny Krutilek, another native Alamedan, as they tell us about their families and the Church.  

Sponsor:  Liz Rush, Realtor with McGuire Real Estate


July 27, 2017.   The African American Community in Alameda.


Rasheed Schabazz, an Alameda Museum Docent, will enlighten about early African settlers in Alameda.

Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors and member of the Board of Directors of the Museum



 August 24, 2017.   20s and Beyond

Alameda author and historian Woody Minor will speak about homes of the ‘20 and later in the richly intact neighborhood of the southeast section of the City.  We will see how the bungalows evolved after World War I, interacting with new styles, and witness the Ranch house emerge in the Ciity on the verge of World War II.  The noteworthy builders of the time include George H. Nobel, Nobel F. Justice, P. Royal Haulman and Sid Dowling.

Sponsor: Peter Fletcher, Broker, Windermere Real Estate.


Dennis evanosky, eric Kos editors of the Alameda Sun, photo by evelyn kennedy


September 28, 2017.   European Roots  

Dennis Evanosky and Eric Kos, publishers of the Alameda Sun and publishers of many historical books, will present an over view of where the prominent figures in Alameda’s history originated.  We’ll hear stories of these colorful characters and their forebears.  

Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors and member of the Board of Directors of the Museum



All lectures on are on Thursday evenings, the Museum opens at 6:30 pm and lectures begin at 7:00 pm.  Admission is free to museum members, non -members pay $10.  The Alameda Museum is located at 2324 Alameda Avenue in Alameda.  Parking is available on the street or at the Alameda Parking Garage at the corner of Central Avenue and Oak Street.


Alameda is a wonderful island community, with its tree lined streets, friendly neighborhoods, great schools and lovely architecture.  I write about interesting and fun things to do in Alameda and issue affecting Alamedans in my Living in Alameda blog.  If you would like more information about Alameda please visit me at or contact me at 510-504-5612.




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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Evelyn love it that history is being preserved... funny part is if it is History people wonder did it really happen that ways and questioning the authenticity... and when they read fiction they presume that is how it happened:))Endre

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