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OUR MUSEUM IS OPEN WEEKDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE.

Since its founding in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers has maintained a collection of historically-significant manuscripts, documents, paintings, prints, photographs, and objects; each requires ongoing care and conservation to ensure that it will be available to future generations. The preservation of these artifacts is central to our mission. A free public exhibition, For Generations To Come features recently-conserved and digitized works, highlighting our long history of service to both the academic community and the general public.

Significant but rarely-exhibited works, including Eadweard Muybridge’s eighteen-foot, thirteen-panel 1878 Panorama of San Francisco (ours is considered one of the finest of the nine extant original prints) and General Mariano Vallejo’s travel case containing over one hundred pieces of fine crystal and silver, are displayed alongside other examples of restoration funded by our members and carried out by professional painting, photography, and silver conservators.

 

Can’t make it to the museum? Simply click any of the images below to enjoy features in our virtual museum.

 

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