They don’t call it “Rich City” for nothing! An exciting new opportunity is afoot to learn about Richmond’s rich history while also celebrating “back-to-school” time.
It’s all happening at the Richmond Museum of History, which is welcoming families to attend its “Back to School Family Free Day” Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, during which they can gain free admittance and enjoy a wide array of special activities for children scheduled throughout the day.
The Richmond Museum of History is located at 400 Nevin Avenue in Richmond and it is open the day of the event from 1-4 p.m.
“Our goal for holding this event is to create a greater sense of community and ensure that people from all backgrounds feel welcome at the Richmond Museum of History,” said Melinda McCrary, executive director of the Richmond Museum of History.
“We will be offering free activities for kids of all ages, including [weaving] a basket (yarn and paper plates) as well as making a shell bead necklace with plastic pony beads and shells including abalone,” McCrary added.
As part of the day’s planned activities, McCrary will give a special lecture on the Ohlone people at 2:30 p.m.
The Richmond Museum of History is part of The Richmond Museum Association, which according to the museum’s website, “is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving the diverse history of the greater Richmond, California area. Educational programs, interpretive exhibits, a permanent collection of artifacts related to local history connect the past to the present and bring history to life. Local history is important in Richmond because it shows extraordinary feats have been accomplished here and inspires us to achieve the same in our own lives.”
According to its website, the museum’s permanent collection includes “Rich City” treasures including more than 4,000 photographs of local people and places; more than 200 maps; the Fore n Aft Magazine-Weekly newsletter of the Kaiser Richmond Shipyard (1941-1946); the Standard Oil Bulletin and Standard Oiler Magazine; the Richmond Daily Independent newspaper collection (from 1908-1945); yearbooks from local schools; and the Richmond City Directory and phone books (1903-2016)—to name a few items.
For more info about the event, call 510-235-7387. To find out more about the Richmond Museum of History, click here.
What: Richmond Museum of History’s “Back to School Family Free Day.”
When: Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, from 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Richmond Museum of History, 400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond.
Info: For more info about the event, call 510-235-7387. To find out more about the Richmond Museum of History, click here.
-Kathy Chouteau, email@example.com