Past Events

February 27, 2020 Speaker Series: Vicki McCosker Saputo – Canyon, a Unique Community Longtime Canyon resident, Mrs. Saputo, told of her family’s existence in Canyon since her ancestors inhabited the region since 1850. See Lamorinda Weekly March 18, 2020 review by Vera Kochan.
October 2019 Faux Potluck: Willow Spring Church The membership gathered in the historic Willow Spring Church, built in 1917 as Moraga’s schoolhouse. Socialization and a catered lunch be Sunrise Bistro set the stage to preview the new Moraga Historical Society website.
May 3, 2019 Speaker Series: Dave Newhouse, author, The Incredible Slip Madigan, The Flamboyant Coach Who Modernized Football Dave Newhouse, the former Oakland Tribune sport writer, reviews his book about the great Slip Madigan, coach of St Mary’s College football in the 1920 and 30’s.
January 24, 2019 Speaker Series: Kent Long, President of the Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, What’s Up at the Moraga Adobe? Mr. Long gave an update on the progress of the J&J Ranch development as it pertains to the purchase and restoration of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe.
October 13, 2018 53rd Anniversary Banquet:, Susan Skilton, Board Member and author, Images of America: Moraga The membership gathered in the Lafayette Room at St, Mary’s College to learn about Susan Skilton’s recently published book.
March 23, 2018 Speaker Series:, Sal Compagno, World War I Historian and President of the World War I Historical Association, World War I and the Bay Area Mr. Compagno discussed what part San Francisco and the Bay Area played in the Great War, from anti-submarine warfare and avaiation through supplies, personnel and politics.