Periodical of the Month

Congratulations to the writers and editors of our September Periodical of the Month, Los Meganos! We have featured the index to the 2018 issues, in part because of its focus on local topics. With stories about the history of local fire departments and families as well as stories about current events, this magazine succeeds in bringing the history of this local region to life. If you live in Contra Costa County or love local history, you might enjoy this periodical.

At the end of 2015, in an effort to better acknowledge and support work in the California history community, the California History Section started the Periodical of the Month program. This recognition honors quality research, editing and writing in periodicals devoted to California history. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us.

Previous Editions of the Periodical of the Month

2018 Selections

2017 Selections

2016 Selections

2015 Selections

Photo of early automobiles parked along a row of storefronts next to a dirt road. Photo of fair exhibits in tent. Central exhibit of produce is Walnut Creek Farm Center, Antioch exhibit in background, and 4-H exhibit on right. Photo of ships docked in harbor along the San Joaquin River in Antioch, Contra Costa County.