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 Exhibit

Christmas Memories
Santa's Busiest Night!

November 23 - January 4, 2020

 

Santa and Moon
Christmas Memories returns! For more information click here.

Join us for one of Santa's busiest nights at the annual open house following the Danville Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, November 29th!

Upcoming Events

Authors at the Museum
Sunday, November 17   12 - 3 pm

Stephen Joseph: Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration and Mount Diablo, the Extraordinary Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure

Steve Minniear: Dublin California: A Brief History

James Moore: The Life of Robert Noble Burgess

Museum Curator, Beverly Lane: San Ramon Chronicles and Vintage Danville

Mt-Diablo-bookcover-Stephen Joseph
Books - Mt. Diablo Landscapes
Dublin CA A Brief History
Life of Robert Burgess
San Ramon Chronicles
Books - Vintage Danville

Enjoy a fall afternoon hearing these authors speaking about the history and landscape of our community. Learn about the man who played a key role in the history of Walnut Creek as well as the founding of historic Diablo Country Club.  Hear about the histories of the cities Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.  Meet noted California photograper discuss his book on Mount Diablo the beautiful backdrop to our valley.

This admission free event will be at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley located at 205 Railroad Ave Danville CA.  You can contact the museum at museumsrv.org or call 925-837-3750.

2020 Exhibits

The Museum has a variety of exciting exhibits in 2020!

Exhibits on Display in the Museum's Freight Room

Beauty and the Beast
California Wildflowers & Climate Change

January 12 - March 29

Meadow of Wildflowers and Roundtop Mountain, Carson Pass,  Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California  Lupine, paintbrush,

This exhibit will include stunning photographs of California's  many ecosystems (Beauty) and information about climate change (the Beast). The museum will partner with the Ruth Bancroft Gardens and East Bay Regional Park District naturalists to tell the story.

The Road Ahead
The Automobile's Impact on California

April 11 - June 7

Poster

The Road Ahead will look at how the automobile affected culture and lifestyle, industries, and government and roadways in California.

Some locals will recall when Danville Blvd., Hartz Ave., and San Ramon Valley Blvd. were nicknamed "gasoline alley".

Model Trains
Running through the Depot

June 20 - August 23

Trains

The First People of California

September 7 - November 10

First contact by Alicia Maria Siu, Antonio Moreno, Vicente Moreno, Vicente Teoxiutleko Moreno

Christmas Memories

November 21 - January 3, 2021

Christmas Tree

 

Two Smaller Exhibits in the Museum's Waiting Room

Women Win the Vote
in California and the Nation

April 1 - October 1

1911 Bertha Boyle Golden Gate Poster

This exhibit commemorates the centennial of the Susan B. Anthony (19th) amendment certified on August 26, 1920. The museum will feature local women leaders of the era: Anita Glass, Lillian Close, Mary Ann Jones, and Libbie Wood. Click here for more information.

WWII 75th Anniversary

October 10 - January 3, 2021

Peace 2

This exhibit commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII on September 2, 1945.

Museum Hours
Tuesday - 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
Join the museum or donate today!

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