Perspectives on Mount Diablo, new at Museum of SRV

New Exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

April 27 – June 30, 2013 

Mount Diablo is fascinating and complex, and the new exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley views this iconic landmark from several angles, exploring its diverse qualities and intriguing history. Underwritten by the Lesher Foundation, Perspectives on Mount Diablo is a collaboration with the Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society, Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, Save Mount Diablo, and the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Representatives from these groups will talk with visitors each Saturday from 10:30 to noon during the exhibit.The Perspectives on Mount Diablo exhibit includes:

Surveys of Mount Diablo – The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society provides 19th century surveying instruments along with stories, photographs, and history about the Initial Point and other points on the mountain.

Expansion of the State Park and Surrounding Open Space – Save Mount Diablo displays information on the Mount Diablo State Park and the restoration of the Mount Diablo Beacon. Map lovers will enjoy the maps and graphics showing the expansion of open space in Central Contra Costa County by California State Parks, the East Bay Regional Park District and Contra Costa Water District. This perspective explores the growth and history of the State Park and adjacent open space from 1921 to today. The history and restoration plans for Mount Diablo’s Beacon – known as the Eye of the Mountain – is featured.

Images of the Mountain – Mount Diablo Interpretive Association (MDIA) brings photographs for visitors to view. Prominent nature photographers Stephen Joseph and Scott Hein display beautiful photographs of mountain trees and flowers. Eight WPA-created plant posters are also presented, with the opportunity to purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

Geocaching in Parks – MDIA mounts an informational display about geocaching, the new adventuring activity in which people search for “treasures” (caches) using GPS technology. A film on geocaching – outdoor treasure hunting – is onsite for viewing.

Visitors are welcomed to the Perspectives on Mount Diablo exhibit from April 27 through June 30 at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley located in the old train depot at 205 Railroad Avenue in Danville.

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

205 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA  94526


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