P.O. Box 39 Danville, CA 94526
(925) 837-3750
Located at the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville















HoursTuesday to 1 Saturday 10 to 1
Museum Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 1 - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Noon to 3pm

Free to members, modest fee for non-members - Donations Welcome

Underwritten by The Lesher Foundation

The exhibit focuses on cattle ranching from a historic perspective. Cattle first came to California with the Spanish in 1769 and ranching has been a part of the state’s economy since that time. In the San Ramon Valley, cattle were raised by the first American settlers whose ranches covered both hill and valley land. Some of the ranches which focused on cattle included Blackhawk, Dougherty, Wiedemann, Rasmussen and Elworthy. Many others had livestock as well as planting grains, hay and orchards, such as the Wood, Stone and Glass Ranches.

There will be maps, saddles, branding irons, barbed wire and beef displays in the museum. Each saddle will include a story of its owner. Art work showing landscapes and ranch life will be shown. On Saturdays ranchers will come to the museum and talk with visitors about ranching.  Several special events are planned, included a branding demonstration and ice cream social, a Cattlewomen’s Association program on beef, and opportunities to try using a lasso.

Bring your kids to the exhibit in Danville for a few memorable cowboy experiences! They can sit on a saddle with a cowboy hat in place for a picture, take a treasure hunt for cowboy items and see videos of ranching in the valley.



Click here to see the list of the special Cowboys and Cattlemen program events.



Water * Earth * Sky

Don't miss the last in the living history series!

Sky * Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 7pm
“Tassajara, 1964”
A dramatic production about the crash of Flight 773
written and directed by Eric Hayes of Role Players Ensemble
Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Avenue, Danville
Tickets are $20 at the door or can be purchased online by clicking on the PayPal link.

If you have stories to contribute or memories of the crash, please contact us at (925) 837-3750 or srvmuseum@sbcglobal.net.

A partnership series by the Danville Library, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Role Players Ensemble



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