Chamber Events

  • Chamber/Community BBQ
    August 26, 2014 (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

    Sponsored by Safeway


    rsvp kathe@moragachamber.org
  • Shred Event
    September 13, 2014 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

    Next to 5A Rent A Space $5/Banker Box size benefit local Lions Club

  • Robin Fox Series
    September 17, 2014 (8:00 am - 9:30 am)

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    Lafayette Library Learning Center. Reservations @ bit.ly/lafayettechamber
  • Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
    September 20, 2014 (All Day)

    Sat & Sun

  • Toast of Moraga
    September 27, 2014 (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

    Picnic at the Commons - Celebrate Moraga's 40th

    Reservations to Town by 9/19/14

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Town History

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The Moraga Historical Society was established in 1965 to gather and preserve knowledge about the history of the Rancho Laguna de los Palos Colorados, which is now the Town of Moraga, plus portions of the cities of Orinda and Lafayette. The Rancho was a 13,316 acre land-grant to Joaquin Moraga and his cousin, Juan Bernal, by the Mexican government in 1841 - in return for service in the armies of  Mexico. Between 1912 and 1923, the Moraga Company, headed by James Irvine, owned most of the Moraga Valley, and in 1914, there were 38 pear orchards, plus a number of walnut fields. It was almost a complete town, with ranch buildings and offices.  One could ride the Sacramento Northern Railroad from Oakland, through Moraga , Walnut Creek, Sacramento, to Chico.

Written by Margaret DePriester, archivist at the History Center 


Moraga Historical Society

The Moraga Historical Society is located at the Western end of the Moraga Library, at 1500 Saint Mary's Road.  It has a collection of photos, files, books and artifacts from and about Moraga Valley’s history. It is a strictly volunteer organization. The building is open Mon., Wed., and Fri., from 1-3 PM.  General meetings are held four to five times annually which feature speakers on various topics of historical interest.  The Society has published a hard-covered 225 page book, Moraga’s Pride, which covers the history of the Rancho from the days of the dinosaurs to the beginning of the 21st century. This book is available for sale, along with many other items of historical interest, at the History Center.  For additional information, click the Link, check our website at www.moragahistory.org, or telephone (925) 377-8734.