A Castro Valley History Museum Pops Up Today

This one-day event will allow you to see memorabilia from the community's past and add your own photos to the community archives.


An arty and avantgarde event is arriving in Castro Valley for a here-today, gone-tomorrow experience.

From 11:00 am to 6:00, CVLegends and the Hayward Area Historical Society present the FREE Castro Valley Pop-Up Museum. 

What's a pop-up museum? Only the coolest, hippest way to drag culture out of museums and into places where it can be seen by everday folks.

Naturally there's a web site that tracking pop-ups and shares tips from the cultural innovators who sponsor them.

In Castro Valley, they include:

  1. David Ashton of CVLegends, who revealed the event on Patch;
  2. Diane Curry, curator of the Hayward Area Historical Society, whose archives include much about Castro Valley (read more);
  3. Heather Mellon who blogs that the pop-up can display juicy tidbits about small town characters. 

The event is geared toward participation.

For instance, there will be a scanning station. Bring photos of your family from around Castro Valley, complete a short form and get the photos scanned.

You get to keep the original images and the Historical Society gets the digital copies to add to its archives. So future exhibitions or presentations could include your family photos and Castro Valley story too. 

What else?

Oh, the where and when:

Castro Valley Pop-Up Museum

  • 3324 Village Drive, Castro Valley (former location of Jordan’s Books)
  • 11am-6pm
  • FREE admission
  • History lecture around 12:30pm
  • CV Legends roundtable discussion around 3pm
  • Photos, activities and more: ongoing all day


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Classic Bob September 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Greetings- Unfortunately I was not able to attend this time. I am hoping you will have a similar event sometime soon. Please let us know when and where we might expect to see this again.


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