Danville Express

Newsfront - May 9, 2008

Valley old timers meeting at museum tomorrow

Valley "Old Timers" are invited to stop by the Museum of the San Ramon Valley tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a reunion. Others are encouraged to stop by and meet these folks who will share their personal stories, part of the rich history of our Valley.

Saturday is the final day of the Museum's current exhibit, "Agriculture, For a Century, the Business of the Valley," which highlights the period of 1850 through 1950. Each Saturday special guests who lived and worked in the Valley during this period have been there to talk to visitors.

Also tomorrow, Ross Smith will be at the museum signing his new book, "History of the Danville Grange." This book tells the story of the Valley's leading agricultural organization, Danville Grange No. 85, which ranchers throughout the Valley joined when it was founded in 1873. The book is for sale in the museum store for $15. Ross Smith, a former president of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley Board of Trustees, is a retired geologist and current Worthy Master of the Grange.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located in the restored Southern Pacific Depot at 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville. Call 837-3750 or go to


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