P.O. Box 39 Danville, CA 94526
Located at the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville
1 Saturday 10 to 1
Free to members, modest
fee for non-members - Donations Welcome
Underwritten by The Lesher Foundation
The exhibit focuses on cattle ranching from a historic perspective. Cattle first came to California with the Spanish in 1769 and ranching has been a part of the state’s economy since that time. In the San Ramon Valley, cattle were raised by the first American settlers whose ranches covered both hill and valley land. Some of the ranches which focused on cattle included Blackhawk, Dougherty, Wiedemann, Rasmussen and Elworthy. Many others had livestock as well as planting grains, hay and orchards, such as the Wood, Stone and Glass Ranches.
There will be maps, saddles, branding irons, barbed wire and beef displays in the museum. Each saddle will include a story of its owner. Art work showing landscapes and ranch life will be shown. On Saturdays ranchers will come to the museum and talk with visitors about ranching. Several special events are planned, included a branding demonstration and ice cream social, a Cattlewomen’s Association program on beef, and opportunities to try using a lasso.
Click here to see the list of the special Cowboys and Cattlemen program events.
Water * Earth * Sky
A living history series!
Water * Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7pm
Earth * Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7pm
Sky * Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7pm
A partnership series by the Danville Library, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Role Players Ensemble
Visit the Museum Store!
Visit the Museum Store for our wide selection of books, children's toys and tee shirts, and for one of a kind items found only here.
Make our store part of your museum experience. Stop by to see what’s new,
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