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

Current Exhibit

Cowboys and Cattlemen
Ranching in the San Ramon Valley

January 28 - May 4, 2014

The exhibit focuses on cattle ranching from a historic perspective. Some of the cattle ranches described in the exhibit include: Blackhawk, Elworthy, Dougherty Valley, Macedo, Magee, Fereira, Wiedemann, Wood and Rasmussen. Learn stories about these families.

There will be maps, saddles, branding irons, barbed wire and barbeque displays. 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, several day and evening lectures, a Cattlewomen’s Association program on beef, and Saturday opportunities to try using a lasso.

Bring your kids to the new 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.

 

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