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August 1998 Vol. XXVII No. 11
 
CALENDAR
Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 p.m.
LHG Meeting, Carnegie Building
 
 
HERITAGE GUILD HAPPENINGS
Watch next newsletter for garage sale announcement in September.

As part of the Guild's on-going celebration of its 25th Anniversary this month's Newsletter contains a complete reprinting of Volume I Number 1 of the Newsletter edited (and we believe, written) by the late Janet Newton. We hope that our newest members will be impressed with the Guild's plans - even at that early date - and that our long-time members will enjoy reminiscing with us. So--

LIVERMORE HERITAGE GUILD

NEWSLETTER

Volume I Number 1 PO Box 961 Livormore, Ca. 94550 October 1973
Meeting night: Second Thursdays, Livermore Library meeting room, 7:30 p.m.

 

PRESERVATION OF THE S0UTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
The Livermore City Council through city manager William Parness has written to the SP stating in detail the desirability of preserving the depot at its present -site.It was the "unan1mous conclusion that this project is a very important one involving cultural and civic pride." Recognizing that the present location of the depot has substantial economic value, SP has been offered in exchange for donating the depot and property: a pledge that the exterior will be remodeled, reconditioned and landscaped within one year; that the railway will be given credit in its final development plan for off-street parking and onsite landscaping in proportion to the amount of property consumed by the depot; and that no competing commercial use would be permitted in the building but instead it would be used for community purposes that would enhance the value of the area.

The City further offered the Livermore Heritage Guild matching funds up to $2500 to be used for the restoration of the building. The Guild has collected pledges of over $600 so far and the total grows steadily. We urge all members and friends to send in their pledges of money and/or work hours. Hundreds of hours have already been pledged but we need many more.

Emergency work to protect the depot from winter weather has been undertaken. We hope that vie will soon get an answer from the Southern Paciflic so the work of restoration can begin In earnest.

 

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AN INVITATION TO VISiT THE AMADOR-LIVERMORE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM has been issued by Bill Ray, the curator, to see the artifacts of the Ohlone Indians whose ancestors were residents of this area.The Heritage Guild plans to visit the museum on October invited. We suggest car pools. Call your friends and get together for an evening of study and pleasure. The artifacts are the property of the Ohlone indians -- a very valuable collection.

LIVERMORE ARTS FESTIVAL At the Festival October 13 and 14, the Heritage Guild will have an exhibit of old Livermore photos and other materials, and members will be on duty to talk about our hopes and plans. The Guild is now a member organization of the Livermore Cultural Arts Council, the festival sponsors.

THE BUCKLEY HOUSE on Arroyo road is being renovated through the good offices of Rev. Mike Petrillo, director of the Youth Service Center presently using the structure. The property now belongs to the City of Livermore, including the 24 acres of park around the several, buildings. The Guild believes that all the buildings should be restored and made available for civic use. One possibility is to use the location for a display of several old Livermore buildings. The Guild has permission to hold an open house on the property in December. Our next newsletter will give details.

THE GUILD NEEDS: MEMBERS, SUPPORTERS. PLEDGES. ACT TODAY.

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