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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, 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

First Peoples of California
September 2 - November 14, 2021

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

First Peoples of California is an exhibit about California’s earliest inhabitants. In this display, visitors will see Indian home models, cave paintings, maps, hunting nets, arrowheads, a complete acorn-processing set up and stunning Indian-made baskets. Examples of some beautiful, hand-woven baskets from the Phelps Collection will be on display. Docents will allow visitors to try some of the traditional games as well.

A special section will showcase the arrival of Spanish soldiers and missionaries after 1769.  Called Two Cultures Collide, contrasts in building materials, foods, art, music, and tools will be shown.   This European invasion revolutionized Indian culture.

The Museum will sponsor a special event:  Don Phelps will hold a sale of his American Native Silver and Turquoise Jewelry.  He will also give appraisals at $10 per evaluation.  Proceeds donated to the Museum.  Saturday, October 16, 10 am to 1 pm in front of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

Pioneer Portraits

Mary Ann Jones
Susanna and Silas Stone
Charles & Cynthia Wood
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This mini exhibit in the waiting room includes beautiful, framed pictures of George McCamley, Minerva Harlan, Maria Humburg, Antone & Maria Dias, Charles & Cynthia Wood and Christian Wiedemann.

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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

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