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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.

Upcoming 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.

Don’t miss this unique quilter show.  

Arden Dougan Quilt with name

Upcoming Events

The History of Eastern Contra Costa County
Virtual Program
Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 11:30 am

This virtual program will explore the rich history of the eastern part of Contra Costa County.   The program will be presented by noted local historian, college professor and long-time east county resident Carol Jensen. Ms. Jensen will discuss the early native American residents, settlers, landmarks, and historical events that have shaped the community. She will also discuss the growth of the region in the 20th century. 

Join us for this interesting presentation.

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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