Richmond history trivia night at East Brother to benefit mural restoration

Photo credit: East Brother Beer Co.

Have you brushed up on your Richmond history? Either way, you’ll love Richmond history trivia night, which is set to take place Thursday, March 28, at East Brother Beer Company.

The event is a fun and purposeful collaboration between East Brother and the Richmond Museum of History. Featuring a silent auction, it is a fundraiser for the museum’s ongoing efforts to restore “Richmond Industrial City,” the stunning 1941 artwork created by Victor Arnautoff. As we reported in 2015, the mural was re-discovered in the basement of the Richmond Main Post Office at 1025 Nevin Ave., where it was packed away in 1976 after being prominently displayed for decades.

Richmond Industrial City-1941,by Victor Arnautoff

And so it is fitting that we’re brushing up on our Richmond history in order to raise funds for it. Trivia night encourages teams of four people to sign up for $80. Over a half-dozen teams have already signed up. You don’t have to play, however, to attend and watch.

Roxy Miravalle, who serves on the board of directors for the El Sobrante Historical Society, and whose “Growing up in the Bay Area” Facebook page is followed by over 11,000 people, will serve as a guest judge.

To learn about the game’s rules and to register your team, Visit the Museum’s website here. And see the flyer below for more information.