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Trust looks to expand board

In preparing for the future, the John Marsh Historic Trust is looking for people who would like to be part of our mission to restore the John Marsh Stone House and open the Marsh Creek State Park to the public.
The JMHT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, formed in 1994 to help preserve and restore the Marsh’s iconic mansion – a brick and stone house built 160 years ago. This Gothic Revival home is 7,000 square feet and was built and designed for his wife, Abby. John Marsh was a Harvard graduate and pioneer who became the first doctor in California and the first settler in Contra Costa County. Board Members also support the opening of the 3,700-acre Marsh Creek State Park where Marsh’s house is located.
As a Board Member, your duties would include: attending monthly meetings (3rd Friday of the month at 9 a.m. at Trilogy’s Club Los Meganos in Brentwood), participating in fundraising events, attending mixers and various events throughout the year. We are particularly interested in talking to people who have skills to contribute in the areas of database management, social media and newsletter production.
If interested, email
Photo by Steve Verduzco

Heritage Day events set

This Saturday the John Marsh Historic Trust and Sean McCauley Investments present the 3rd Annual Heritage Day in Marsh Creek State Park. The free, family-oriented event is aimed at increasing awareness of the wonders of the John Marsh State Historic Park via kids, activities, expert presentations, and a rare, up-close look at the iconic 160-year-old stone mansion build by California pioneer John Marsh. Here’s a look at the schedule and the events we have planned. Don’t miss it!