Date(s) – 07/18/2020
Join us for a celebration of The Tassajara School House, also known as the One Room School House. The school provided education for four generations of San Ramon Valley children from 1889-1946 and has an honored spot on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The School House now is owned and operated by The Museum of the San Ramon Valley. It is most well known now as part of a living history curriculum experience for 3rd-grade students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Valley private schools, and home-schooled children. The program has children dressed as they were in 1889, and attending a school day much as it would have been in 1889. This would include writing with quill pens, in cursive of course, ciphering aka arithmetic, and current events 1889 version to name just a few. Over the 20 years of this program approximately 40,000 students have had the pleasure of this unique experience. There is a very good chance you or your children may well have attended.
Sadly this year for the first time we were not able to complete this great program due to the pandemic. In addition the Museum was forced to close as well. The financial impact of these closures are substantial and your help is needed to keep these jewels of our community going.
On Saturday July 18 at 6 PM we will have our annual Back to School Under the Stars a celebration and fundraiser for the school and museum. In most years this event takes place at the One Room School but this year it will be a free virtual event.
The evening will be hosted by Brodie Brazil the Emmy award winning host of NBC Sports Bay Area. Attendees will experience a short video highlighting a day at the one room school, a conversation about the history of the school as well as some very unique stories and pictures of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and a few surprises! All done virtually and safely.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley will also be presenting an exciting online auction. 100% of all proceeds will go directly to support our student programs, the preservation of our collections and archives. Bid, Win, Repeat on everything from artwork, vacation homes rentals, fun experiences to gift baskets filled with your favorite things. Check out all of the items beginning July 13th. To let the fun begin click here https://msrv2020c.ggo.bid/
Please join On July 18 at 6PM for this entertaining event. To attend please visit our website at museumsrv.org and go to the Events section. Click on Back to School Under the Stars. If you have any questions please feel free to call the museum at 925-837-3750