Annie Pennycook
Annie Pennycook
Annie Elizabeth Pennycook (1866-1946), a native of Tuolumne County, came to Vallejo as a child. She was a Vallejo school teacher for 47 years and then a principal for five more years. She retired in 1939. A new elementary was named in her honor in 1957. Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
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Vallejo Neighborhoods Part 2
Thursday, August 5
Vallejo Neighborhoods Part 2  (Training)
1:00 pm
In person and Virtual via Zoom
This month Jim Kern will present Part 2 on Vallejo neighborhoods, which will concentrate on those parts east of Interstate 80.  We will learn their history, how they formed, and what parts of Vallejo they occupy, plus more.  Jim is the Executive Director of the Vallejo Naval History Museum and entrances us with his talks no matter what the subject. After earning his masters degree in history and museum studies from Kent State University, Kern’s first museum job was at the home of President James Garfield, who lived in Kern’s home town. He answered an ad for a museum curator here in Vallejo,” remembers Kern. “I applied and I got the job.” That was in 1989 and he is still here! Jim will be making his presentation remotely, but you are welcome to either join us remotely or in person at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org if you have any questions or are interested in attending our ZOOM meeting.



Mare Island Cemetery Field Trip
Thursday, September 2
Mare Island Cemetery Field Trip  (Training)
1:30 pm
Mare Island Cemetery
The Mare Island cemetery is the oldest naval cemetery on the West Coast. The first burial was Feb. 12, 1856. Two years later it was designated as a naval and military cemetery. The last burial was in 1983. Kyle L. Green will be leading us on a tour of this historic cemetery. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org for further information.



A Year in Salem:  The Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
Thursday, October 7
A Year in Salem: The Witchcraft Crisis of 1692  (Training)
1:00 pm
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum AND Virtual via ZOOM
Gay Scott presents "A Year in Salem: The Witchcraft Crisis of 1692".  Join us for a Halloweenish meeting looking into what happened at the Salem witch trials. Gay will delve into witchcraft roots from Mesopotamia to Europe and England leading up to the witchcraft crisis of 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Gay’s 7x great grandmother was accused of being a witch in Salem in 1692.  Gay Scott has a love of history and is a member of the Mt. Diablo Chapter DAR, the Anne Hutchinson Chapter Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, San Francisco Chapter Magna Charta Dames and Barons and now the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches. You are welcome to either join us remotely or in person. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org if you have any questions or are interested in attending the meeting via ZOOM.



Naturalization
Thursday, November 4
Naturalization  (Training)
1:00 pm
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum AND Virtual via ZOOM
Jeff Solomon, a long-time resident of Vallejo who is a member of the Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia and the Solano County Genealogical Society, will be making a presention on U.S. naturalization. You are welcome to join us for this presentation either in person or remotely. Please contact us at 707-334-0675 or President@gsvb.org if you have any questions or are interested in attending the meeting via ZOOM.



End-of-Year Luncheon and Elections
Thursday, December 2
End-of-Year Luncheon and Elections  (Training)
12:00 pm
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
Our fingers and toes are crossed that this will be an in-person meeting. We will make a final determination closer to the date.