The History Center is not a "museum" that exhibits artifacts of history. Rather, we are an archive - a treasure trove of records, letters, pictures, maps and books-the thousand and one records that tell the story of our past.
It is intended as a focus for scholarly activity, offering valuable resources available for serious students and writers of history and a place where teachers can find prime source material on the County's past to share with their students.
The Center serves as a place where the mementoes, memories and written and pictorial records of Contra Costa County's past can be collected to which residents and former residents can offer photos, letters and records for consideration as part of the Society's collection.
Finally, the Center is a working facility where the records of yesteryear will be safeguarded for all time for the enrichment of future generations.
724 Escobar St.Our normal hours of operation are:
From time to time, we may be open for special events, such as exhibit open houses, or if there is an event in downtown Martinez.
Remember, we are staffed largely by volunteers, so we may not always be open the entire time. To be sure we are open, please call ahead. We are also available via email at "email@example.com".