The East Contra Costa Historical Society's biggest yearly fundraiser will feature added glitter and plenty of buzz this year, as gold panning and a beekeeper display have been added to the lineup.
The ECCHS Community Family Barbecue is set for Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Society's Byer-Nail House Museum, 3890 Sellers Ave., on the border of Brentwood and Knightsen.
As in previous years, the event will feature a tri-tip dinner, live music, a car show and raffle prizes. Recent additions to the goings-on a Civil War encampment and horse smithing demonstration will also return, as will the free, docent-led tours of the museum, built in 1878.
In addition to the gold-panning and the bees, new sights to see include the museum's kitchen, which was recently restored to its 19th-century appearance.
The fun begins at 2 p.m., and dinner will be served at 4 p.m. Tickets to the event are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets and more information can be obtained by calling Jody Merriam at 925-240-0288 or Patrick McHenry at 925-634-9227.