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Arts & Museums
The Riverview Union High School building is a historic structure that houses the Antioch Historical Society Museum. The museum features artworks by various local artists, from Virginia Fleming to Helen Love. Group and school tours of the museum, which is open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, are available. The museum, grounds and gazebo can be hired for private events.
The Western Railway Museum stands to a great deal of historical significance. It is precisely situated in the Solano County in the U.S. State of California. It boasts of holding the largest collection of the Sacramento northern railway collection in existence. Most of the prevalent collections in the museum brags of trolleys. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
The Don Francisco Galindo House is also known as Galindo House and Gardens and is located in Concord, California. It was built by Francisco Galindo and his wife, Maria Dolores Manuela Galindo in 1856. This is one of the last remaining Victorian ranch houses in the county. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20, 1988.
Established in 1988, this museum in California is known for its rare collection of classic and unique automobiles. This massive glass and granite structure houses more than 120 classic cars dating back from the 1890s. It showcases one of the earliest works of automobile art on its granite and mirror rooms. Whether it is grand antique cars or high speed racers, a Franklin, Ferrari, Mercer or Mercedes, you would find a varied collection here. The museum also has conference rooms that can be hired for meetings and gatherings. Check their website for timings and other information.
The Bedford Gallery is solely dedicated to visual arts and artists. It does not restrict itself to a particular type or genre and offers a great mix of contemporary, historic and modern art. Throughout the season, it hosts exhibitions, art talks, workshops and many other events. The gallery also takes initiatives to introduce and educate the general public to the world of creativity and art. For more details and updates, call ahead.
Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.
The Danville Southern Pacific Railroad Depot dates back to 1891. Till 1951, the building served as a railroad depot and was later sold off, currently it is home to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. The historical depot is incorporated in the National Register of Historic Places.
This national park is the preserved home of one of the United States' most famous naturalists and conservationists, John Muir. Muir, who passed away in 1914, founded the Sierra Club and is considered the father of the National Parks system. The site consists of Muir's 17-room Victorian mansion and surrounding fruit ranch, his gravesite, the Martinez Adobe, and the recently added Mount Wanda area that features the John Muir Nature Trail. Take the self-guided tour of the grounds. There are special events around Christmas and on John Muir's birthday, April 21.
This adobe structure was built in 1849 and is part of the John Muir National Historic Site. Although John Muir never lived here, he did spend a lot of time here when his daughter and her husband and children occupied the dwelling. The original owner, Don Vincente Martinez, son of the commandante of the Presidio of San Francisco, built the house but only lived there for four years. After visiting the historic adobe home, visit Muir's 17-room mansion and take a walk on the John Muir trail that runs through a majestic oak forest.
This undersung jewel features luminous paintings of early California and fine examples of the French Salon. Lush landscapes, still life and other works of French painters of the same era—such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Paul Gauguin, Jean-Léon Gérôme and Pierre-Auguste Renoir—make a visit to the Haggin Museum worthwhile. An extensive collection of American Indian baskets and wondrous pieces of furniture, art glass, period lamps and clocks are scattered throughout the museum.