City of Concord California

News Release



May 31, 2017

Residents can leave a lasting mark on Concord's history


In celebration of Concord's Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary next year, businesses and residents have a unique opportunity to become part of Concord's history by purchasing their own custom-engraved brick that will be built into a patio surrounding the new, life-size bronze statue of one of the city's founding fathers, Don Salvio Pacheco, in Todos Santos Plaza.

The statue will be designed by a Northern California artist, fabricated here in the Bay Area, and officially unveiled during the July 4th Celebration in 2018. Don Salvio Pacheco will stand proudly just inside the Grant Street corner entrance of Todos Santos Plaza for generations to come.

“Whether you order a brick as a tribute to your family, as a memorial for a lost loved one, or as an homage to your hero, your name and sentiment will become an integral part of our historical celebration of Concord,” says Lisa Fulmer, President of the Concord Art Association and a member of the Concord Sesquicentennial Committee.

An engraved brick costs $150 – one dollar for each year since Concord's founding. Visit the Concord Historical Society website, www.concordhistorical.org for details and to place an order online. The deadline for ordering bricks is Dec. 31, 2017.

A limited number of Sesquicentennial sponsorship packages that include additional benefits are also available for local organizations, small to medium businesses, and large corporations. Information about those opportunities is also available on the Concord Historical Society website.

The Concord Sesquicentennial Committee, sponsor of this historical public art project, is led by the Concord Historical Society and includes representatives from the City of Concord, Concord Art Association, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Todos Santos Business Association, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, as well as many individual volunteers. Email questions to the committee at concord150@concordhistorical.org. A portion of brick sales proceeds will be donated to the Concord Historical Society.



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