Future Exhibits

Christmas Memories
Santa's Busiest Night
November 23, 2019 - January 4, 2020

The tradition continues with this popular exhibit! On display will be Christmas trees, a model train, Santa’s sleigh, historic holiday presents and much more. A children’s playhouse will be filled with toys and is a great photo opportunity. Stop by the Museum’s store for unique holiday gifts.


Santa and Moon
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 - June, 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.

Road Ahead Logo
Model Trains
Running through the Depot
June 20 - August 23, 2020