Point Richmond.....once an
island on San Francisco Bay, is now a neighborhood of Richmond, California . Point Richmond is
that city's birthplace and today is it's "old
town". The Point Richmond History Association was
founded in 1979 by Donna Roselius and is dedicated to
promoting awareness of the community's exciting and
colorful history. To this purpose, we maintain a small
museum on the downtown Point Richmond Triangle that is
housed by the oldest commercial building in
Richmond. The little museum was saved from
destruction and moved to its current location in 1990
under the PRHA leadership of Jerry Cerkanowicz. It
is open on Thursdays 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and Saturdays
11:30 am to 2:00 pm. We invite you to join our
organization, with your membership you will receive a
subscription (five issues) to "This Point...in time",
our entertaining and informative newsletter.
Membership categories include Senior
(65 or older) ($15.00/year), Single
($20.00/year), Family ($25.00/year), History
Preserver ($50.00/year) or History
Maker ($100.00/year). Checks should be made
to the Point Richmond History Association and mailed to
Pam Wilson, 521 Western Drive, Point Richmond, CA 94801.
Related Richmond History Links:
Board of Directors
Our museum hours:
From the President
Bonnie Jo Cullison
Our annual meeting has come and gone. It was sparsely attended which is understandable given the current pandemic circumstances. But we consider it a success nonetheless. After all, we were actually able to hold an in-person meeting this year. Because so few of you were able to come we have decided to print the minutes in this issue for your benefit.
I can’t say thank you enough to the Board of the Masquers Playhouse for allowing us to meet in their theater. It was an unusual and fun venue. And I’m sure the attendees appreciated that there was a colorful set on stage on which they could focus their attention rather than having to stare at the PRHA Board members sitting up front. Another huge thank you goes to Carl Smith, the Masquers Theater Production Manager, for entertaining us with such flair with his accounting of the “drama” of why and how the Theater came to be renovated. It was tantalizing to hear his description of the upcoming production of "Sordid Lives" and delightfully informative to see how the set we were looking at is changed when the scene of the play changes. So ingenious!
Lastly, I urge you all to hold indelibly in your minds and hearts the victims of the senseless murders in Uvalde, Buffalo and Laguna Woods and their families and friends. Once again we are shown that these horrific events can happen anywhere at anytime. If we are unchanged by them there will never be change.
Wishing you a safe summer. See you all again in the Fall.
Now available in all sizes, Point Richmond History Association T-Shirts.
These shirts are high quality, asphalt gray and feature the image
of our little museum created by PRHA founder the late Donna Roselius.
They are $20, tax included and we can ship them directly to you for $5.95
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