P.O. Box 39, 205 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
(925) 837-3750
Located at the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville
 
   

Upcoming Exhibits and Walking Tours

 

2015 Exhibits

March 19 - May 1: Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War - an American Library Association Traveling Exhibit


Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of the United States in 1860, at a time when the nation was falling apart. By the time he took the oath of office, seven states had already seceded from the Union. The exhibition vividly evokes Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history: Was the United States truly one nation, or was it a confederacy of sovereign and separate states? How could a country founded on the belief that “all men are created equal” tolerate slavery? In a national crisis, would civil liberties be secure?  A variety of Civil War artifacts and local Bay Area stories add more substance to the exhibit.

 

Several special events will enrich the exhibit for you:

 March 17, 2015 - Opening address by Justice George Nicholson:  “Lincoln’s Living Legacy:  Solitude, Service, and Sacrifice” at 7 p.m. in the San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 501 Danville Blvd.,  Danville (south end of campus next to Love Lane parking lot).

March 30, 2015 – Address by UC Davis Professor Vikram Amar:  “President Lincoln and the Scope of Executive Power” at 7 pm in the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. Danville. Co-sponsor:  Danville Library.

April 14, 2015 – “A Noble Oak Has Fallen” – a commemoration of the life and legacy of Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of his assassination at 7 pm in the Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville. Civil War music, Civil War re-enactors, a dramatic performance of “Our American Cousin”, the ringing words of Lincoln, and poetry celebrating his life.

The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

May 12 - June 20: "California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition" - from Sacramento's Capitol Museum

May 12 - June 28: Museum of the San Ramon Valley 30th Anniversary - a waiting room exhibit

June 27 - August 23: Trains

August 29 - September 26: Journey Stories

October 3 - November 8: Indian Life

November 17 - January 3: Christmas Memories

 

Walking Tours

Town of Danville Tours
To schedule a tour, please contact Eve/Donna at the museum at 837-3750.


Alamo Historic Cemetery Tours
2015 Dates - TBD

Open to the public, no reservation required. The requested donation is $4 per person.
Meet at the Alamo Cemetery at 10am.

 

 

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