Fall is a time when the museum celebrates our first inhabitants. Archaeological findings show that the first people settled in California well over 5,000 years ago. The exhibit covers their housing, tools, entertainment, and food. Understand how Native Americans were able to harvest, process and store food to last the winter. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the actual tools and implements that were used. An exciting addition this year is the display of hand made Indian baskets. These baskets had a variety of uses such as gathering, cooking, water containers, sifting seeds, drying meats and fruits, and much more!
Basket weaving was considered a sacred tradition and an absolute necessity for the Indians. In a world that had no pantries, shelves or cupboards baskets were a critical item that served multiple purposes. Today we are struck by the quality and beauty of these baskets. Baskets can be an equal part utilitarian object and exquisite works of art. Even baskets woven for functional use may contain elaborate design patterns and complex stitching. The museum is thankful to the collector for allowing us to display part of his collection. Please take the time to stop by and enjoy this wonderful exhibit. The exhibit closes on November 10.
Tuesday through Saturday – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday – 10 AM- 1 PM
Sunday – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located in the restored train depot on the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in downtown Danville. Free parking is available.
For more information please call 925-837-3750 or visit museumsrv.org