Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe

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Photo of Moraga Adobe c.1935
  Welcome to an important part of East Bay history!
Built in 1841, the Joaquin Moraga Adobe in Orinda is the oldest surviving building in Contra Costa County.  It has been recognized as a California State Historic Landmark since 1954 (landmark #509), and was designated as an Orinda City Landmark in 1995.

The Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe are dedicated to preserving this important landmark and working to provide community access to the building and grounds.

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Moraga Adobe c.1935 
Photo Courtesy Orinda Historical Society

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The FJMA is currently working hard to raise funds to purchase the Adobe and surrounding 2.3 acre parcel and operate it as a History and Learning Center for the public.  
Isabela Chow at the Adobe
Isabela Chow, an Orinda elementary student who spent last summer earning money for the restoration of the Adobe, sitting on a wall at the Moraga Adobe in May 2016.  Read more

Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe
The Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe is a group of community members from Orinda, Moraga and the surrounding area who are dedicated to preserving the Moraga Adobe and making it accessible to the public as a history and learning center.

The Friends have come together in response to an opportunity to work with the owners of the adobe to improve access and preserve the building, which has always been privately owned and not open to the public

Meetings of the FJMA are held monthly, on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 PM at the Gallery Room of the Orinda Library.

To see the Adobe's current condition -
View Moraga Adobe photos taken February 2012

Next Meeting

Monday  February 26, 2018
7:30 PM

Garden Room 

Orinda Library
26 Orinda  Way
Orinda, CA

All are welcome!
The Garden Room is on the same floor as the entrance to the library.

If you have questions, please contact Kent Long at 925-330-6726. 

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