Current Exhibition

The Society of California Pioneers Museum is currently closed.

Our most recent show, Yosemite Through Three Lenses, featured nineteenth-century mammoth prints, stereoviews, and cabinet cards by three pioneers of California landscape photography: Eadweard Muybridge, George Fiske, and Carleton Watkins. You can see more about this show on our “Past Exhibitions” page. Due to a current move of our collection, our museum gallery is closed for the remainder of 2023. We are excited to bring you news of our new location and open hours in coming months.

The Society of California Pioneers Museum and Library features rotating exhibitions, education programs, and open-access online content using the art, artifacts, and manuscripts amassed and maintained by our nonprofit organization since 1850. Our free public programs are designed to educate and encourage new interpretations that illuminate and honor the diverse experiences of those who came before us.

The museum is open to the public the First Saturday of every month and all Fridays 10am - 4pm and by appointment upon request.