Donors and members of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum came together Sunday in appreciation of Richard and Christine Lemke, who helped found the museum, and to unveil a plaque to dedicate the entryway rotunda to the couple.
It was important to dedicate and rename the rotunda after the Lemkes “because the Lemkes had given so much to starting the museum 40 years ago,” Kathy Hoffman, president of the museum, said. “Over the years, they constantly contributed and now with their estate contributing as well, it was about time we honor them.”
The reception, also meant to honor other museum donors and members, was held in the museum’s Hall of History, which displayed their latest art exhibit, “World War II Homefront Quilts.” The quilts depicted life in the United States during World War II and served as a backdrop to the event.
Although the bronze plaque was still in the process of being made, the museum unveiled a representation of that plaque to museum members, including Dorothy Herger, Christine Lemke’s sister.
Vallejo Police Department Cpl. John Garcia said the working theory behind the city’s new Business Watch program — and, indeed, the entire Neighborhood Watch program — is “in unity there is strength.”
Police Department officials figured some 50 downtown business owners, managers, residents and others participated in Wednesday’s first-ever Business Watch meeting at the Temple Art Lofts on Marin Street.
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