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Docent led tour of Forest Home Farms Historic Park and Glass House Museum
Date: October, 24th 2017
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost to member: $5
RSVP by October 20
Sabina Zafar (email@example.com) or Lucy Weed (Lfirstname.lastname@example.org)
A docent in period costume will tour you around the Glass House which is fully decorated in Victorian Era furnishings. You will learn what life was like in the San Ramon Valley in the late 1870’s to 1910’s, as well as the life story of the Glass family. The tour of Forest Home Farm will demonstrate farm life in the early 1900’s. Tours of the walnut processing facility, a view the Boone House built in 1900, and a visit to the Tractor Museum will complete the picture of farm life in the San Ramon Valley from 1900-1950.
In 1877, David Glass, who was prosperous but never wealthy, opted to build a home with an imposing exterior design. The style of architecture was Italianate, a sophisticated new fashion that had been introduced in the Bay Area during the mid-1860’s by architects who migrated to San Francisco from the East Coast. An impressive two story, nine room structure, prominently situated in San Ramon between Dublin and Walnut Creek, the Glass house would have stood in proud contrast with the modest homes of most of its neighbors in the small, rural community that existed in the San Ramon of the 1870’s. Travel back in time with the help of a costumed docent to hear stories and personal histories and see the fully restored and beautifully furnished Glass House.