The Tri-Valley History Council

The Tri-Valley History Council is a network of local history centers, historic sites, libraries, museums and genealogical societies whose fields of interest include the eastern part of Alameda County and the southeastern part of Contra Costa County, California.

Our mission is to:

Member organizations in the Tri-Valley History Council:

  Alameda County Sheriff's Office Archive
  Alviso Adobe
  Blackhawk Museum
  Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area
  Contra Costa County Library in Danville
  Contra Costa Library at Dougherty Station
  Contra Costa Library in San Ramon
  Dublin Heritage Park and Museums
  Dublin Library
  Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
  Forest Home Farms Historic Park
  Las Positas College
  Livermore Heritage Guild
  Livermore Library
  Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
  Museum of the San Ramon Valley
  Museum on Main (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society)
  Niles Canyon Railway (Pacific Locomotive Association)
  Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
  Pleasanton Library
  San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society

A comprehensive description of historical sites and history-oriented organizations in the Tri-Valley is Tri-Valley Directory of Historical Resources and Places of Interest, created in 2011 for the Tri-Valley History Council by Terry Lee Berry.

An excellent guide to historical resources in our region is History Trail of the Tri-Valley and Vicinity. Created by Diana Carey and Don Meeker in 2005, this brochure describes 21 museums in southern Alameda and eastern Contra Costa Counties. The guide has not been updated recently, so current hours of operation and other specifics for History Council member organizations are best learned by viewing the Web sites listed above.

Some organizations in the History Council have significant holdings of recorded interviews with local residents. Indexes to these oral histories are presented here. All interviews listed have been approved for publicizing by the management of the respective organizations, and all have signed releases by the participants.

To listen to or view an interview at a given organization, make arrangements with that organization via the links in the last column.

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Download the index as an Excel file

For further information about TVHC, send e-mail to Richard Finn
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