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Newsfront - August 1, 2008

100 years of politics

Museum exhibit opens Tuesday to feature 'We the People'

In this election year the Museum of the San Ramon Valley is showcasing the early politics of the area with its newest exhibit, "We the People: A Century of Political History in the Valley, 1900-2000."

This informative and entertaining display includes historic campaign buttons, photos and other memorabilia from national, state and especially local campaigns that took place over this 100-year period in the San Ramon Valley. It includes highlights of the life of early U.S. Rep. John Baldwin, who was born and raised in Danville, and a 1910 suit with a suffragette's banner.

The non-partisan exhibit was organized by June Hannon, who has been active in local politics for many years. She was an "I Like Ike Girl" in the 1950s and has remained very involved in elections ever since. This year she was named Woman of the Year for California State Assembly District 15. Many of the items on display are on loan from the Contra Costa County Clerk's Office and from the archives of local residents.

We the People runs from Aug. 5-Sept. 27. The Museum is located on the corner of Railroad and Prospect avenues in Danville; there is no charge for admission, but donations are encouraged. For hours, call 837-3750.

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