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    The Sixties at Fifty


    Date(s) - 02/14/2019 - 03/16/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Museum of the San Ramon Valley


    The Sixties at Fifty exhibit is now at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The Sixties were an exciting, awful, inspiring innovative but always memorable time. This exhibit shows the Sixties through a national as well as San Ramon Valley prism.

    A special exhibit is focused on the 1969 moon landing. Models of the rockets, gyroscope and magazines from the period and other items related to the moon landing are on display.

    Trace the development of the Valley during this period. Learn about the opening of Interstate 680 starting in 1964 into Danville then in 1966 continuing onto San Ramon and Dublin. New homes from San Ramon Village to Greenbrook were sprouting up all over the San Ramon Valley. This growth created havoc in trying to provide enough classrooms for the growing population.

    See a collection of Barbie dolls and accessories which was the iconic doll of this period. Children will enjoy playing with a variety of 1960 vintage toys.

    In addition to the exhibit the following evening and Saturday programs will be offered each month:

    • Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm “The Sixties: America in Turmoil” – presented by Beverly Lane Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave, Danville. Admission is free.

    • Friday, February 15 at 1:45 pm: “The Graduate” – Part of the Silver Screen and Screening Room Movie Series – Senior Center at Veterans Memorial Building

    • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 am SIXTIES STORIES at the Museum  “Schools in Crisis” As the valley’s population exploded and a new unified School Board tried innovations, School Board meetings became the best show in town, often held at the high school gym to accommodate the crowds.

    All of this and lots more in The Sixties at Fifty now open at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

    The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Av Danville CA 94526.

    Our hours are Tuesday-Friday 1-4, Saturday 10-1, and Sunday 12-3. For more information contact us at 925 683 3750 or visit our website at museumsrv.org.

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