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The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley's landscape, environment and early settlers.

The Valley's past is featured in a permanent exhibit that includes artifacts, a historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. The Museum sponsors revolving exhibits and several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville.

School children are served with the First Peoples of CA program for fourth graders in the fall and the Tassajara One-Room School program for third graders in the spring. Classrooms are invited to tour the various exhibits.

A Museum Store offers unique gifts, books and toys for visitors.

Current Exhibit

Stir Crazy Quilts
Quilting During the Pandemic
February 1 - May 31, 2023


What do quilters do when stuck at home during a pandemic?  Quilt!

The quilts provide insight into the ways quilters worked, beginning in March of 2020.  Some are conventional patterns (like Drunkard’s Path), some are new designs, some are block quilts, some were done free-hand.  Most quilts came from “stashes” of fabrics which quilters have in their homes especially since, for a time, specialty quilt stores were closed.  One quilt is made up of clothes the quilter “impulse bought” and then cut up for her quilt. Another creation provides a photo of Dr. Fauci in one corner. 

Hear some of the quilter’s stories about why they made their quilts on our new smartphone technology called Engage by Cell.

Don’t miss this unique quilter show.  

Arden Dougan Quilt with name

Upcoming Events

Deep Oakland: How Geology Shaped a City Virtual Program
Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 am

In Deep Oakland, geologist and author Andrew Alden excavates the ancient story of Oakland’s geologic underbelly and reveals how its silt, soil, and subterranean sinews are intimately entwined with its human history—and future.

Poised atop a world-famous fault line now slumbering, Alden charts how these quaking rocks gave rise to the hills and the flats; how ice-age sand dunes gave root to the city’s eponymous oak forests; how the Jurassic volcanoes of Leona Heights gave way to mining boom times; how Lake Merritt has swelled and disappeared a dozen times over the course of its million-year lifespan; and how each epochal shift has created the terrain cradling Oaklanders today.

Join us for this most informative and entertaining presentation.

Deep Oakland

Visit the Back to School Under the Stars page for more information. 



Museum Hours
Tuesday - Friday 1 - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 12 - 3 pm

Admission Fees
Members: Free

Family $10
Adults $5
Children $3 (Under 5 free)

Students (K through 12 with id) - $3
Seniors (65+) - $3

Passport Program: Free (1 adult and 1 child)

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        Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Avenue, PO Box 39, Danville CA 94526