EAST CONTRA COSTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
& MUSEUM CONSTITUTION
(revised May 22, 2010)
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this Society shall be East Contra Costa Hist-
orical Society & Museum.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE
The purpose of this Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of East Contra Costa County. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage.
The Society’s major function will be to discover and collect all material which may help to establish, illustrate, and perpetuate the history of East Contra Costa County. The Society will provide for the preservation of such materials and for its accessibility as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine and study it; to cooperate with officials in ensuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the County and of its cities, towns, villages, and institutions; and to undertake the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and markers.
The Society will disseminate historical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical material in newspapers, and the Society’s historical newsletter, LOS MEGANOS; by holding meetings with pageants, addresses, lectures, papers, and discussion; by marking historic buildings, sites and trails; and by using the media to awaken public interest.
The Society will cooperate with the state and county historical societies to collect and preserve materials of statewide significance so that these materials can be made available to students and scholars. The Society will also maintain and support a Historical Museum in East Contra Costa County.
The Society is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and qualifies as an organization under Section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding provisions of a future U. S. Internal Revenue law).