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

May 5 - June 20: "California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition" - from Sacramento's Capitol Museum


Come celebrate 100 years of innovation and wonder with us! Back in 1915 the San Francisco Bay Area was very excited about the Panama Pacific International Exposition.  The Panama Canal had just opened in 1913 and San Francisco had proudly rebuilt after the 1906 Earthquake. The City hosted a grand exposition that drew nearly 19,000,000 visitors to the fair site in only 9 months.  It happened in what we know today as the Marina District.  Visitors rode the enormous Aeroscope, watched aeroplanes soar in loops overhead and dive earthward, saw a phenomenal light show and rubbed shoulders with luminaries such as Luther Burbank, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, President Theodore Roosevelt and many others.   Even the famous Liberty Bell came to San Francisco.  Now in 2015, the same region has again mounted a kaleidoscope of attractions to celebrate anew that same spirit of innovation with an equal measure of enthusiasm just as in 1915.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is a proud core partner along with all the other major cultural groups.  We will feature “California Invites the World” coming directly to us from the Capitol Museum in Sacramento.  It contains a magnificent display of Panama Pacific artifacts lent to us by the California State Library and private collectors.  There is a great color DVD of the exposition and a very funny 1915 silent film featuring two popular comedians of that era who visited the fair.

On May 14, 2015 at 7 pm in the Danville Library, Laura Ackley, author of a brand new book:  San Francisco’s Jewel City, will take us on a tour of the exposition using beautiful color photographs.

Do not miss this exhibit or Laura Ackley!

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
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10am

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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