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 Friday 1 - 4 pm; Saturday 10 am - 1 pm; Sunday 12 - 3 pm

Upcoming Virtual Program

Soldier's Memorial Monument Virtual Program
Thursday, May 20 at 11:30 am

In celebration of Memorial Day the Museum of the San Ramon Valley's Third Thursday Program is proud to present John Mercurio from the Contra Costa Historical Society. Mr. Mercurio will be giving a presentation on the Pleasant Hill Soldiers Memorial.

Driving through Pleasant Hill it is hard to miss the Soldiers Memorial, standing 45 feet in height and weighing 45 tons. Oh yes it is also almost in the middle of Monument Boulevard. Its story begins with Contra Costa County Sheriff Richard Veal who was thankful that his son had returned safely from the Great War, WW1. Many others Contra Costa County residents were not so lucky. So, using his prominent position in the county he set out to raise funds to erect a memorial to those that died. The result of his efforts is the Soldier’s Monument in Pleasant Hill. The story of how it was built, how it arrived at its present location, and some controversies that have arose around it make for a truly interesting and entertaining story.

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Please consider making a donation for this program. Donations of $50 or more earn an annual membership to the museum. 

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, an historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. A Museum Store offers exciting gifts and remembrances for visitors.

In addition to a permanent exhibit on Valley history, the Museum sponsors revolving exhibits and several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville.

School children are served with special Indian Life programs 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.

Current Exhibits

April 12 - April 23

The main exhibit room is closed for exhibit take-down and installation of the new exhibit Big Cool Stuff opening April 24. 

Women Win the Vote in California and the Country
Closing April 11

2020 was the centennial year for woman suffrage in America and this exhibit celebrates that event. The nineteenth (Susan B. Anthony) amendment to the US Constitution was certified on August 26, 1920, despite the challenges suffragists confronted during the flu pandemic and from reluctant politicians.

The exhibit has been expanded and now features posters from the Smithsonian and an exhibit from the National Archives.

Make sure to check out these new displays.

 

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Upcoming Exhibit

Big Cool Stuff - Website

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

 

Admission Fees
Members: Free

Passport Program: Free (1 adult and 1 child)
Family $10
Adults $5, Children $3 (Under 5 free)
Students (K through 12 with id) - $3
Seniors (65+) - $3

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