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Researching Museum Archives

For assistance with research of local or family history, please contact the Museum at or 925-837-3750 for an appointment. Archival and photograph research require staff assistance. Volunteer staff is available to assist. Museum research staffers are frequently available on Wednesday mornings.

Part of the library is available to the public during open hours.

History Articles

The museum has many history articles about the San Ramon Valley. Hover over  the Explore Tab, go to History Articles and a menu of history topics will appear.


680/24 Corridor Facebook Group

Interactive History of the places along the 680/24/4 corridors in Contra Costa County.

The page has been created for the friendly posting of "680/24/4" area historical photos and stories hopefully to be enhanced by members personal experiences. This is a private group. Request to join the group.  Click here to view page.


Contra Costa County Historic Slide Show Videos

YouTube channel created to display Contra Costa County historic slide show videos from the 680/24 corridor history group on Facebook. Link to videos.

Other Nearby Research Opportunities:

The Bancroft Library

2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

The Bancroft's largest collection documents the history of western North America.


Contra Costa County History Center

724 Escobar St
Martinez, CA 94553

The CCC Historical Society maintains research archives for Contra Costa County.


Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

Free guided tours by reservation.

Call 925-838-0249


San Ramon Valley Historical Society

Box 521
Danville, CA 94526


Founded in 1970, the Valley Historical Society provides dinner programs, creates plaques for historic sites and supports preservation efforts in the valley. Many members are descendants of pioneer valley families and have information about family history.