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September 1999 Vol. XXVIII No. 12
Sunday and Monday, September 5 & 6
Harvest Festival, various Livermore wineries
Historymobile will be at Concannon Winery
Thursday, September 9 @ 7:00pm
LHG Meeting, Carnegie Building
Thursday, September 16, 4-8 p.m. Farmer's Market, Third and L Streets, Livermore Historymobile will be there too!
Saturday, October 9 @ 5:00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Gary Drummond
"The Life and Times of Robert Livermore
Imagine celebrating the birthday anniversary of someone born two hundred years ago. That's what the Livermore Heritage Guild will be doing on Saturday evening, October 9, when it remembers Robert Livermore, born in Springfield, England in the fall of 1799, and is the person for whom this valley and our town is named.
Joining members of the Guild at its Annual General Meeting will be a number of descendants of Livermore and his wife Josefa Higuera Livermore.
The celebration will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building, 522 South L Street, in Livermore. A social hour beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a no-host bar will kickoff the festivities, arid dinner will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $22.00 per person.
After a brief business meeting, the speaker for the evening is local historian, Gary Drummond, whose topic is "The Life and Times of Robert Livermore."
Tickets can be purchased at the Guild's History Center, 2150 Third Street (in the Carnegie Library building) which is open Wednesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please use the enclosed form to make your dinner choice and sign up for an interesting evening.
Seating will be limited and tickets must be purchased in advance to plan dinner!

The Historymobile is celebrating 10 years of keeping Livermore third graders informed about the history of Livermore. This month the Historyniobile will be at the Harvest Festival, September 5&6 at Concannon Winery and September 16 at downtown Livermore at the Farmer's Market. Thanks to Tillie Calhoun and her helpers for keeping the Hstorymobile fun and informative.

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The following are accessions received by (lie Livermore Heritage Guild in recent months:
A collection of 15 small photos of the Livermore airport in the 1930s and of the Graham family (Hugh Graham was in charge there during the late 30s). Gift of Evelyn Estrada of Modesto.
A book on Victorian houses and a copy of the reprint of the Historical Atlas of Alameda County. Gift of Henri Fankhauser.
A framed oil painting by Ben Aiken: a California history mural (6x9'). Gift of John F. Regan.
Seven U.S. Dept. Ag. yearbooks, random years between 1904 & 1932 and school books (one identified as belonging to A. Jordensen, Livermore Class, 1905). Gift of Gwendolyn Beam.
Two copies of "The Golden Gater" (publication of Livennore Naval Air Station, 1944-45) and 27 photographs (all identified), black & white, taken at the Air Station during WWII. Gift of R. Janie Tillbury of San Jose.
Oil painting of May School (donor says painting by Marie L. Mann, was done less than a week before the school was burned down by vandals). Gift of Dudley Cantua.
Over 100 small photographs as well as two bowling trophies, half a dozen newspaper clippings, a lobby display board of "offices" and a booklet, all concerned with the Livermore Sanitarium in the early 1960s. Gift of Jan Ramsdell, a former Livennore resident now of Hayward
A copy of "Happy Memories" by A] ice Anspacher Myers. Gift of Bruce Colton of Berkeley
A collection of over 30 books from the library of the late Ann Lewis; both Valley histories and general California histories. Gift of the Hon. J.A. Lewis
Nine political campaign buttons from the 1970s & early 80s. Gift of Mrs. James Foote
A tape transcription machine and a number of transcribed tapes. Gift of Kathy Stathis
Several small bottles, a glass measuring cup and a cardboard pill bottle, all drugstore items, from an unknown donor
The Guild wishes to thank all the people who have donated items to our collection, together, we will "Help Save Yesterday For Tomorrow"


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