Future Exhibits

Beauty and the Beast
California Wildflowers & Climate Change
January 12—March 29, 2020

Exquisite photographs of California's wildflowers bring awareness to the beauty of the Golden State - as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. All geographic regions of California are highlighted in this stunning show.

The exhibit features 7 different sections: Mountains, Coastal, Desert, and Central Valley regions, the power of fire and renewal, a behind-the-scenes look at capturing these images, and an overview of California's geographic regions - those diverse and delicately balanced ecosystems supporting spectacular explosions of nature’s color. Most importantly, these beautiful images address how climate change and other human impacts effect California's wildflowers.

Photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter are based in the Bay Area and have been been capturing powerful images for over three decades.

 

Meadow of Wildflowers and Roundtop Mountain, Carson Pass,  Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California  Lupine, paintbrush,
The Road Ahead
The Automobile's Impact on California
April 11 - June 7, 2020

Since 1898, the automobile has helped to shape and define the California way of life, creating what has been called the world's first “auto-civilization.” This exhibit shows the impact the automobile has had on California's culture and lifestyle, the automobile industry and on government and roadways.

Locals will recall when Danville Boulevard, Hartz Avenue, and San Ramon Valley Boulevard were nicknamed "gasoline alley".

Poster
Women Win the Vote in California and the Nation
 April 1 to October 1, 2020 

This exhibit in the Waiting Room will recognize the centennial of woman suffrage in America which was finally certified on August 26, 1920. These local women leaders will be featured: Mary Ann Jones, Lillian Close, Loretta Glass and Libbie Wood.

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1911 Bertha Boyle Golden Gate Poster
Model Trains
Running through the Depot
June 20 - August 23, 2020
Trains
First People of California
September 6 - November 8, 2020

Fall is a time when the museum celebrates our first inhabitants. Archaeological findings show that the first people settled in California well over 5,000 years ago.

The exhibit covers their housing, tools, entertainment, and food. Understand how Native Americans were able to harvest, process and store food to last the winter. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the actual tools and implements that were used.

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
75th Anniversary of WWII
October 10 - January 3, 2021

This exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII will be on display in the waiting room.

Peace 2