Morgan Hill Historical Society Stories From The Past

On June 4, more than 100 people attended the Morgan Hill Historical Society’s premier showing of the latest film in the series, “Stories of the Past,” at the Morgan Hill Playhouse. These films are a record of the history of our community as told by its longtime residents. AAUW was well represented this year with branch members Linda Tarvin and Joan Sullivan sharing fascinating stories of their families and how they came to Morgan Hill, and Robin Shepherd, who is the series director and producer.

Joan and Linda also talked about their involvement with AAUW and the Wildflower Run and how much they value the organization. Joan mentioned that she helps with local high school scholarships and the Run Finish Fest. Linda is a charter member who works as a WFR course marshal and likes to play her ukulele to the runners. The film ended with Linda playing and singing her version of “It’s a Good Day in Morgan Hill.”

Other participants in the film were Gary Ponzini of Community Garage (and husband of branch member Cecelia Ponzini), Tom Rocca and Dan Rocca of Rocca’s Market in San Martin, and realtor John Telfer (with stories of the original Nob Hill and the first traffic light on Monterey).

The film was followed by a champagne reception with wine donated by Guglielmo Winery.

To view this and earlier films, go to (The 2020 film includes interviews with branch member Karen Parks and her husband Mike.)

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