September is always filled with history, and this year, it is filled with more history than ever. History Week for the greater Elk Grove area, and as I say, the great Elk Grove area, is at the end of this month.
Here is what it looks like now.
Sept. 24-30: Elk Grove History Week was the brilliant suggestion of our EG Supergrad, David Lema. His goal is to capture, maintain and celebrate our local history through the foundation that he started in memory of his late wife, Linda Mae Mahon Lema. He was able to obtain the support of many local organizations, including the Elk Grove Historical Society, the city of Elk Grove, Elk Grove Unified School District, and many more.
The Elk Grove Historical Society has this to say about History Week: “We believe this is the start of something important as we come together as a community. There are many events planned throughout the week. Search our website, the Elk Grove Citizen, Ardent Magazine, and various organizational newsletters for more activities.”
These are the activities listed by Louis Silveira on the Elk Grove Historical Society webpage, elkgrovehistoricalsociety.com
Sunday, Sept. 24 – Pinkerton Picnic in the Park – The Elk Grove Historical Society and the 2017 Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class are sponsoring the start of Elk Grove History Week with an old fashioned picnic in the Elk Grove Park adjacent to the Elk Grove Historical Society’s Heritage Park. The event is to celebrate local historian Elizabeth Pinkerton and the grand opening of the refurbished…
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