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The History Center


Moraga History Center
1500 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA
(to the right of the library front entrance, around the corner)

We are open:
Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m or by Appointment

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Our Mission

The Moraga Historical Society was established in 1965 to gather and preserve knowledge about the history of the Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, an area that now includes the town of Moraga and portions of the cities of Orinda and Lafayette.

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Locality maps of Moraga & Orinda.Learn More »


In March, 1913, a rail line from Oakland to Sacramento was completed.Learn More »

Key People Archives

Learn about prominent families and people.Learn More »

Historic Sites

Learn about historic landmarks around Moraga.Learn More »


Libraries and historical societies which hold information about Northern California history.Learn More »

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