At a glance
205 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Located at the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville
Passport Program: Free (One adult and one child)
Family - $5
Adults - $3
Children (under 5 are free)- $1
Students (kindergarten through 12th grade with id) - $2
Tuesday through Friday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 - 3:00 PM
- Good for Groups
- Good for Kids
California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition
The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were the golden age for the great world’s fair expositions. The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was no exception. Before there was Disneyland, there was an earlier “magic kingdom.” The San Francisco exposition was known by many names: “The Dream City,” “The City of Domes,” and “The Jewel City.” It celebrated not only the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, but the rebirth of San Francisco after the devastating 1906 earthquake.
Visitors to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley will have the opportunity to view rarely displayed items from the fair that come from the special collections of the California State Library.
These will include hundreds of never-before-seen photographs. A copy of a sculpture that graced the Exposition, Adolph Weinman’s “Night Descending” will also be on display, courtesy of Hearst Castle. There will be numerous charming and delightful pieces on loan from private collections as well. One of the three exhibit rooms at the State Capitol Museum will even feature seldom seen period films and photographic slide shows..