Special Exhibits

Highway 21: Connecting Dublin’s Farms to the World


Open October 15, 2016, through January 2017


Little Classroom
Free admission during museum hours: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday,  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Take a virtual drive along historic Highway 21 -- past orchards, farms houses, and farm stands -- to learn how this important thoroughfare connected local farmers and their produce to the world.  A twenty-four-foot mural depicting Highway 21 features Dublin’s historic sites, painted by talented local artists. Learn how the local agricultural industry “trucked” their produce to market.

NEW EXHIBIT


History Detectives: A Noir Investigation Into Dublin's Past


Opens April 12, 2017, 1:00 PM


Little Classroom
Free admission during museum hours: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Set in a detective’s office in Dublin sometime between the Great Depression and WWII, visiting detectives can try to solve true mysteries by perusing through vintage facsimile documents and photographs to gather true history clues. Discover who’s who by examining “Sleuth Trunks” filled with vintage photo albums, letters and newspaper clippings that tell mysterious stories from Dublin’s past. Study case files and learn about some of Dublin’s more colorful characters like the visionary Lois Jordon (aka the White Angel), who ran a soup kitchen in San Francisco and lived in Dublin. While set in a fun and fictitious environment, the exhibit will have solid facts and provide clues that will lead the way to successful research for historians and the curious of all ages. This exhibit is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sundays, only.