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January 27, 2010 > Philip Holmes - historian extraordinaire

Philip Holmes - historian extraordinaire

Since this paper's inception - and its sister publication, What's Happening Magazine, local history has been of paramount importance. After all, it is difficult to understand why things are they way they are without at least a passing knowledge of people and events from our past. In order to clarify these events to the general public, many hours of research are required to piece together letters, documents, artifacts and the musings of those with first-hand knowledge. We called on an extraordinary man - Philip Holmes - to publish a chronicle of our past. His enthusiasm has never faltered when asked to share his knowledge and he consistently provides informative and interesting articles for our publication and its readers.

History is not simple. It cannot be equated to words on a page. Dates and events happened to real people who responded in human terms. Relating to someone who spent childhood, teen and adult years before we were a twinkle in our parent's eyes takes a master storyteller. There are few of these but Phil's columns have been one of the most popular sections of our magazine and newspaper. His commitment to the Tri-City area is unparalleled.

Washington Township Historical Society will pay tribute to Mr. Holmes on Monday, February 1 at Best House in the Palmdale Estates (Fremont). For those who share a passion for the Tri-City area and would like to honor Phil, an invitation is open to all to attend.

Please call Regena Dennie (510) 656-3892 for reservations. Luncheon is $30 per person. Checks made payable to "WTHS" should be sent to Washington Township Historical Society, PO Box 3045, Fremont, CA 94539.

A Tribute to Phil Holmes
Monday, February 1
1 p.m.
Best House (Palmdale Estates)
159 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 656-3892

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