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PINOLE HISTORY

In addition to its natural setting, City of Pinole is known for its rich architectural heritage and historic past. We invite you to learn more about Pinole's history - it's a treasure that belongs to us all.

Incorporated in 1903, the City of Pinole celebrated its Centennial Anniversary on June 25, 2003. To commemorate this historic occasion, the City established a Centennial committee to plan events throughout the year. Some of the events the City hosted were Mardi Gras Dance in conjunction with the Library, a Cinqo de Mayo Celebration, a Period Costume Ball, and an historic Open House and Walking Tour, which featured tours of both the Downer Mansion and the Fernandez Mansion.

On the actual birthday of the City, June 25th, the current City Council hosted a Flag Ceremony conducted by the Boy Scouts of Pinole, followed by an actual reenactment of the first City Council Meeting.

Some of the other events included the Festival of the Arts, the Northern California Cruisers’ Car Show, and an Independence Day Festival in Fernandez Park.

In addition to its natural setting, City of Pinole is known for its rich architectural heritage and historic past. We invite you to learn more about Pinole's history - it's a treasure that belongs to us all.

Photo of Pinole approx 100 yrs ago.      Larger Image

PINOLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Pinole Historical Society promotes awareness and appreciation of history through preservation and education, and chronicles the city's heritage for current and future generations. The Pinole Historical Society is a museum without walls. Among other activities, the society:

  • Visits elementary schools to provide students with the local history that is not part of the curriculum
  • Records Pinole's history for broadcast on Pinole Community Television via interviews with people who have played a prominent role in the city.
  • Publishes a 12-page quarterly newsletter that documents past and current Pinole history The Pinole Historical Society meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Alex Clark Room of the Pinole Public Safety Facility, 880 Tennent Avenue. Please join us.

Watch a reenactment of the First Council Meeting (1903) presented as part of our Centennial Celebration.
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