The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Thank you for your interest in the history of Richmond, California! Please consider visiting the museum and travel through time with us to learn about what Richmond was like in the past. Visitors describe the Richmond Museum of History as a hidden jewel of the East Bay!
The Museum will be closed - except by appointment - beginning January 2nd.
It will re-open January 22nd.
We will be doing a full inventory and maintenance work. We thank you for your patience.
If you would like an appointment please c all Melinda McCrary, Executive Director - (510) 235-7387.
Join the Richmond Museum Association in Celebrating Veteran's Day 2013 in
collaboration with Chevron, National Park Service Rosie the Riveter
Visitor Education Center, The Rosie Trust, and the Port of Richmond.
Coffee will be available in the Rigger's Loft at 10:00 am, a ceremony will
begin at 10:30 am incorporating the National Moment of Silence at 11:11
am and the dedication of the newly renovated Riggers Loft. Guests will
then be able to participate in a tour of historic Shipyard #3 and/or a
memorial flower toss into the bay.
The event is free to the public! We are hoping for a huge turnout so please
mark your calendars and bring your friends. The event is kid friendly and we
encourage families to attend. Hope to see you there!
Two Weekends Only!
A World Premiereby by Kathryn G. McCarty
Pick of the Week! SF Chronicle!
Adapted from the Joseph Fabry book
RICHMOND MUSEUM OF HISTORY EXHIBITION CHRONICLES THE HISTORY OF THE KAISER SHIPYARD, THE SS RED OAK VICTORY AND ITS SUBSEQUENT RESTORATION.
SS Red Oak Victory: History, Conveyance and Restoration
(Richmond, CA) August, 2nd 2013- This coming August, Saturday 31st, The Richmond Museum of History (RMOH) will host the opening reception in theSeaver Gallery for the SS Red Oak Victory: History, Conveyance and Restoration, an exhibition of photographs, artifacts and art showcasing the history of the Kaiser Shipyards, its workers, culture and importance during World War II. In addition, the exhibition will highlight the SS Red Oak Victory, the last surviving ship built at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards and its history from construction, launching and subsequent conveyance, through an act of congress to the Richmond Museum of History in 1998.
Featuring over three dozen rare or never before displayed artifacts from the RMOH collection, the SS Red Oak Victory: History, Conveyance and Restorationwill show viewers portraits and interviews of those who built ships on the yards and those helping restore the ship today. Some of the artifacts in the display will be Fore ‘n’ Aft and LIFE Magazines that about life and history of the Kaiser Richmond shipyards, Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet photographs, photographs from the ships restoration process, children’s painting from our Maritime Childcare Center collection and equipment used by ship workers.
SS Red Oak Victory: History, Conveyance and Restoration will open August 31st and will be on view in the Seaver Gallery through December 1st.
ABOUT THE RICHMOND MUSEUM ASSOCIATION
Our Mission is to promote and encourage the study and research of Richmond's history (including the greater Richmond area) and to disseminate knowledge of that history; to collect, preserve and display historical materials and artifacts of significance to Richmond, and to mark, preserve, and maintain places of historical interest. The Richmond Museum of History is a non-profit organization and relies solely on the support of the community. We generate income through annual paid memberships and through fund-raising activities. The Museum also relies on the residents (and former residents) of Richmond for donations to its collection of artifacts and photographs.
Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Avenue Richmond, California
Phone: (510) 235-7387
Museum Hours: 1pm-4pm Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Museum Admission: 2$ dollars for adults, Students and senior citizens 1$, Children under 12 are free with adult. Temporary exhibit free with general admission.