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The Richmond Museum Association Dinner Was a Huge Success!

Richmond Museum Association Fundraiser for ‘Revealing Hidden History’ Exhibit

The Richmond Museum Association Dinner on February 3, 2017 at the Richmond Country Club was a huge success!  This fundraiser benefited the renovation of the permanent exhibition Revealing Hidden History.   Attendees enjoyed a silent auction, dinner, dancing and remarks by Dr. Kent Lightfoot from the University of California Berkeley.

 

How World War I Changed Richmond – Free Community Reception March 11, 2pm

World War I Exhibit – How World War I Changed Richmond

DATES:  March 11– June 30, 2017

Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94802
Open: 1–4pm Wednesday through Sunday
Fees: Adults is $5 or Seniors/Students $3, Children are FREE!

Public Programs:
Karen English, April 8, 2pm, Poetry of World War I
Susan Anderson, June 3, 2pm, World War I,
Resistance and the New Negro in California

What do you know about the Blues Clubs that used to exist in North Richmond?

The Richmond Museum of History staff is conducting research on the blues clubs that existed in North Richmond during the 1940s and 1950s. Unfortunately, the museum collection includes only scant about this fascinating and important time of Richmond history. So, we are asking members of our community to come forth with anecdotes, photographs, and artifacts/memorabilia related to the blues scene in Richmond.

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Bill and Josephine Burrus eating a meal at the Brown Derby Night club and Café. Josephine is wearing the sailor suit, other two ladies are unidentified. Bill Burrus owned the Brown Derby Night Club and Café in North Richmond during the 1950s. Courtesy of Dr. Betty Burrus-Wright.

Don’t know much about North Richmond Blues Clubs? Check out this video in the Exploration of our History series by filmmaker Doug Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUG3NgyML74.

Minnie Lou’s, Jazzland Records, Do Drop Inn, Fred’s Place, Brown Derby, Tapper’s Inn, and Club Savoy are just a few of the blues clubs we want to learn more about! If you have information about any of these businesses or other blues clubs in Richmond, please call museum staff at (510) 235-7387.

Richmond Museum Association celebrates 60 years of preserving Richmond’s history!

In 1952, a dedicated group of volunteers began a local history room in Richmond’s Carnegie Library building. Two years later, in 1954, the Richmond Museum Association (RMA) was incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Sixty years later, we are delighted to continue to carry out our mission to preserve Richmond’s history!

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To celebrate the occasion, the RMA is giving away commemorative 60th anniversary pins to each and every member of our organization! The pin is a just a small token of appreciation to thank the members for their continued support for the Richmond Museum of History, the SS Red Oak Victory and the preserving Richmond’s history! Members can obtain their pin at the Richmond Museum of History, located at 400 Nevin Avenue in the City of Richmond. Not a member yet? Join today, as all new members in 2014 will receive a complimentary pin (while supplies last).

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