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.
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.
The Quilt as Art- Public and Personal Virtual Program
Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 11:30 am
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is proud to host Dolores Miller from Studio Art Quilt Associates for our free virtual program.
Dolores Miller is a textile artist living in San Jose, CA. Her art often expresses wonder at the vastness and complexity of the universe and explores our place in it, our sense of belonging. Dolores is a board member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), whose mission is to promote the art quilt. She has been a juror at national textile art events and curated several regional art quilt exhibitions.
Both traditional quilts and art quilts can be visually appealing, but unlike traditional quilts, which are primarily created to be functional, art quilts are created as artistic expression. While they incorporate traditional quilting techniques, art quilts may also include non-traditional materials and methods and may address contemporary issues. Art quilts can range in size from small wall hangings to large installations and are often displayed in galleries and museums and are now being seen as fine art.
Ms. Miller will talk about her role in the world of art quilts with Studio Art Quilt Associates as well as personal work created during the COVID period.
Alamo Cemetery Tour
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Have you ever wanted to tour the Alamo Cemetery?
Docents from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley will talk about valley residents buried in the cemetery. Historic
re-enactors will provide stories about pioneer families.
Admission is free. The tour will last about an hour.
Located at 130 El Portal, Danville.
To reserve your spot, click HERE beginning March 22nd.
Shops and Hops Craft Beer Stroll
Thursday, April 27th 6:00- 9:00 pm
Enjoy a fun-filled evening of craft beer sampling and shopping during the fifth annual Danville Shops & Hops Craft Beer Stroll benefitting the educational and community programs at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.
Merchant pouring locations will offer small bites while area breweries pour their crafted creations. This is a great opportunity to speak with brewer representatives about their beer and the reason behind limiting ticket sales.
Your $35 ticket includes a commemorative glass, beer tasting and small bites. The Designated Driver ticket is $10 and includes non-alcoholic beverages and food bites. Don’t miss out on this fun event! Only 350 tickets are available, so get yours sooner than later. This event always sells out!
Tickets can be redeemed for beer glasses at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley,
205 Railroad Avenue in downtown Danville from 5:45 - 7:00pm the night of the event.
This beer stroll will happen rain or shine! No refunds.
Thank you to the brewers who have already signed up to participate!
Check back as more are added.
Tuesday - Friday 1 - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 12 - 3 pm
Children $3 (Under 5 free)
Students (K through 12 with id) - $3
Seniors (65+) - $3
Passport Program: Free (1 adult and 1 child)
Join the museum or donate today!
Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Avenue, PO Box 39, Danville CA 94526