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Mission 

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley's landscape, environment and early settlers.

The Valley's past is featured in a permanent exhibit that includes artifacts, an historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. A Museum Store offers exciting gifts and remembrances for visitors.

In addition to a permanent exhibit on Valley history, the Museum sponsors revolving exhibits and several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville.

School children are served with special Indian Life programs for fourth graders in the fall and the Tassajara One-Room School program for third graders in the spring. Classrooms are invited to tour the various exhibits.

The Museum at the Depot provides a unique tribute to the rich history of California's San Ramon Valley. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

The Museum at the Depot provides a unique tribute to the rich history of California's San Ramon Valley. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 1985. The Museum is housed in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific Depot in Danville on Railroad Avenue at Prospect. Docents are on duty when the museum is open. School and other tours can be scheduled ahead by calling (925) 837-3750. The Depot is wheel chair accessible.

Meet the Staff

The staff addresses the administrative needs of the Museum.

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Dan Dunn

Executive Director

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Donna Grier

Administration

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Eve Vojvoda

Administration

Board of Directors

Jerry Warren

President

President, San Ramon Valley Historical Society; Past Steering Committee Chair; Past Chair, Board of Directors of Aging Inc.; Commissioner  and Vice Chair Danville Heritage Resource Commission; 

Blair Barry

Vice President

Partner, Barry & Wynne Architects

Greg Marvel

Treasurer

President, Perseus Associates; retired college Vice Chancellor; Member and Current President San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees; Member and Past President of the Board of Directors of Traffix (Measure J Traffic Congestion Relief Agency)

Chuck Fereira

Secretary

Retired Associate Superintendent of Schools Martinez Unified School District; A Fereira family descendent.

Lani Aurelius

Owner, Lani Studio, LLC. Executive Director, Discover Danville (2011-2014). SRVHS PTSA member (2008-2014). Retired Information Systems Manager (1989-2006).

Brad Blackwell

Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Housing Policy and Homeownership Growth Strategies

Jan Berckefeldt

Executive Director of the Maybeck Foundation who just completed restoration of the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts; Former Director of Development for the Oakland     Museum; Immediate Past President of the California Historical Society; A Baldwin family descendent.

Robert Chandler

Retired Wells Fargo Bank Historian (1978-2010); author of California history articles and books, including San Francisco Lithographer: African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown (2014); past President of the Book Club of California and the philatelic Western Cover Society.

Joanne Haukland

Retired Superintendent of Schools Benecia Unified School District; Museum of San Ramon Valley Finance Committee. 

John Kubas

Member, College of Idaho National Alumni Board; Retired Marketing Executive

Carol Rowley

Retired Elementary School Principal – San Ramon Unified School District; City of San Ramon Parks Commissioner – 13 years; Member, San Ramon City Council – 8 years, Vice President, San Ramon Historic Foundation

Karen Stepper

Past Mayor, Town of Danville; Member, Danville Town Council; Past Mayor, Town of Danville; Past President, San Ramon Valley Historical Society; Past President, Exchange Club; San Ramon Valley Historical Society Representative.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley
Here's how volunteers help:

  • Greeter, regularly scheduled, 3 hours per month
  • Docent, regularly scheduled, 3 hours per month
  • Greeter substitute
  • Museum Store Committee
  • Curator assistance - data entry and research
  • Building maintenance as needed
  • Computers - data entry, graphic arts
  • Exhibits - creating and staffing
  • Graphic Design
  • Educational Programs
    • Alamo Cemetery Tour
    • Indian Life Program (Fall)
    • One Room School House (Spring)
    • Whistle Stop Lectures
    • Downtown Walking Tours
    • Other Programs
  • Event planning and staffing
  • Membership development
  • Publicity
  • Speakers Burea

Do any of these opportunities interest you? For more information on these opportunities and becoming a volunteer, please call the museum at (925) 837-3750.

Please leave your name and telephone number and ask that it be passed on to Carol Anderson, Volunteer Chair.

Thank you.