Celebrate Fremont's 50th Anniversary Blog: Fremont Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Fremont Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Three different color-coordinated areas will showcase Fremont's Yesterday, Fremont's Today, and Fremont's Tomorrow.

In Fremont Yesterday, classic cars will be showcased, along with a timeline of events of Fremont's history through the years. The Essanay Silent Film Museum will set up a projector in Fremont Senior Center and show silent films, including Charlie Chaplin's "The Tramp" and "The Champion," along with "Broncho Billy's Redemption" and "The Making of Broncho Billy."

A recorded oral history of Fremont will be played, as well as overviews of Fremont's five original neighborhoods. In Fremont Today, attendees can play interactive games and visit arts and crafts pavilions. The event's main stage will be located in this area too, featuring musical entertainment. There are now nine stages filled with all types of entertainment. Check the schedule for detailed information.

Fremont Today will have a rock wall, art pavilions (with Art 4 Sale - 30 local Artists will show their work in a tent near the main stage, including watercolors, acrylics, oils, photography and pottery), Community Partners Pavilions (featuring citizen organizations of Fremont), the Alameda County Library Bookmobile, HAM radio operators, and Washington on Wheels.

Fremont Tomorrow will showcase the city's future through the schools and work of students. Utility companies such as AT&T and Alameda County Water District will showcase their "green" or energy efficient services. Guests can also glimpse the city's new Future Pavilion, which officials hope will serve as a permanent location for outdoor performing arts events. This Pavillion will be dedicated on Sunday evening.

A "Vision for the Future" survey will be available for people to submit what they'd like to see for the city in coming years. Based on over 2000 surveys, the Future team created a 120-foot long Main Street, showcasing 10 things people would like to see for Fremont's future. Come see the Performing Arts Center, school, restaurant and new City Hall.

We can't wait to see our city's history, it's current events, and prospects for the future come alive at the Park this weekend!