Get the latest on the effort to restore the John Marsh Stone House, and get a chance to take home a bit of history.
As work continues on the stabilization of the historic John Marsh stone house, the John Marsh Historic Trust is continuing its effort to spread the word about Marsh, his house, and the 3,700-acre Marsh Creek State Park that surrounds it. The Trust will staff information booths at three upcoming community events. Drop by and sign up for our newsletter, and your name will be entered in a drawing for an authentic piece of brick from the house itself.
The bricks used in the construction of the house were hand-made and fired on Marsh’s Rancho Los Meganos in about 1854. Used mostly for the house’s interior walls, many of the bricks failed over the years, and were removed during renovation work. Large pieces of the brick, like the one seen here, have been salvaged, labeled and numbered, and are being sold as part of the fundraising effort.
The pieces of history usually go for $40 each, but the Trust will be giving several of them away this month. Just stop by our booth at one of the events below and sign up for our free newsletter, and you’ll be entered in the drawings.
This months events are:
The July 4 Oakley Cityhood Celebration. This free event will feature food, music, and games, and will be topped off by a spectacular fireworks display. The event will be held on the Freedom High School soccer fields, at the corner of O’Hara Avenue and Neroly Road. The fun starts at 6 p.m.
The Brentwood Harvest Time Festival. This celebration of food, fun and family will be held July 11 and 12 in Brentwood’s City Park and Community Center. It includes music, a beer and wine garden, fine arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and activities and contests for the kids. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, and admission is free.
Trilogy at the Vineyards New Model Gallery Grand Opening. On July 18, more than 80 of Brentwood’s finest local businesses, restaurants, and artists will offer live music, wine and food tasting, prizes, giveaways and raffles. There will even be an air show provided by the Patriot Jet Team, as well as a look at five new Shea3D model homes. The free event runs from 1 to 5 p.m at 1700 Trilogy Parkway in Brentwood.