Morgan Hill Historical Society

Morgan Hill Historical Society



Join us monthly for a conversation with a notable contributor to our community and heritage.  This is a monthly interactive series where you can participate in the conversation or just listen and learn. These events are free and no reservations are required. Check our website, sign up for our email list and/or follow us on Facebook for detailed program topics and speakers each month.






monthly historical conversation of the Morgan Hill Historical Society in Morgan Hill, ca

Saturday, August 4th

10:00 - 11:30 am

Hiram Morgan Hill House

17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

The presentation is free, no reservations required.

Presenter: Peter Coe Verbica

Topic: The Coe Family’s Contributions to California Since 1848.

Peter Coe Verbica, author of Hard-Won Cowboy Wisdom (Not Necessarily in Order of Importance), will be presenting on the Coe family’s contributions to the State, including the landmark gift by Sada Coe Robinson which put Henry W. Coe Park on the map.  Over the years, the Coes were involved in ranching, timber, mining, farming and real estate operations. Henry W. Coe (Sr.) owned “the Willows” farm as well, which now comprises the northern end of Willow Glen.  Peter will be sharing anecdotes about the family, including his mother’s attempt at roping a mountain lion while horseback on Pine Ridge.  Peter is a senior financial advisor and has served as trustee and officer of various non-profit boards, including the Pine Ridge Association, the Hakone Foundation, the San Jose Symphony Foundation, the San Jose Repertory Theatre, the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, Catamaran Literary Reader and the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA).  In his spare time, he teaches “Principles of Investments” at SJSU in the Econ Department.  He is married to Tiffany and has four daughters.”