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Preserving Jack London Village in GE

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The Sonoma Valley has a rich history and its history buffs are always eager to share the fascinating history with others. On Saturday, Nov. 9, Jim Shere will give a talk entitled “The Rehabilitation of Jack London Village.”

Shere, who is a psychotherapist, also is a board member on the Sonoma County Historical Society and executive director of the Glen Ellen Historical Society.

The discussion will cover the efforts by Jack London Village’s new owner Steve Coates and the historical society to preserve the legacy and historical significance of the village. Plaques have been installed on the old Gristmill, and an 1875 grape de-stemmer/crusher that is displayed there. Plans are underway to install equipment in the village that was used during the industrial revolution in the 1800s.

Shere will speak at the Sonoma Valley Historical Society’s general meeting at 2 p.m. at the Depot Park Museum, one block north of the Sonoma Plaza. There is no charge to attend.

For further information, call 938-1762.