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Pleasanton's Museum on the Main claims that the well-being of people, families and the country is vital to history – both awareness about the past and practice of learning and knowing what has occurred in the past as well as the future.

The following declaration on the importance of history in contemporary life is to be accepted and circulated by organisations. They believe the historical community will change the popular feeling that history is good, but not necessary, through popular consensus, dedication and open discussion about why history is important.

They are committed to connecting the past to the future through preservation, clarification, and dissemination of information concerning history in the Tri-Valley area and through our public programs to promote involvement in the arts and sciences.


The following programs and initiatives carry out this mission:


  • Main Street Museum has permanent and temporary exhibits in the

  • Guest lecturers, seminars and forums on local , state, regional and national issues

  • School groups Visits, Scouting and other clubs for young people and adults

  • Newsletters, brochures and other journals

  • Encourage locals, outsiders and visitors to learn about local and regional history.

  • Public activities, including the Ghost Walks and Wild West Evenings

  • Purchase, archival and care of historical objects, records, oral stories and photographs that enhance the architectural and cultural resource function of the Museum on Main Street.




In 1963, the local residents united to preserve the regional heritage of the area, concerned about rapid changes in the Amador-Livermore Valley. On the 18th of April 1963, the Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society (ALVHS) began to preserve, conserve and interpret the past of the Vale. The Amador-Livermore Valley encompasses the towns of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore, located about 35 miles east of San Francisco.

In 1970, ALVHS proudly acquired its first building in the old administration building at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The ALVHS quickly took over the old building and founded the first museum in the city, which is especially dedicated to local history. The ALVHS finally had a building where their many objects could be stored and exhibited. The empty building on 603 Main Street, the city of Pleasanton offered ALVHS in the year 1984. The old town hall, the Police Office and the first free library in Pleasanton were once housed in this building, founded in 1914 with funds donated by the Pleasanton's Women's Improvement Club.

Pleasanton's Museum on Main is a very proud member of the American Museum Alliance, the American State and Local History Association, the Association of the Museum Shops, the Western Museums Association and the California Museum Association.

Pleasanton, California has so many amazing sites to see.  Here’s a brief list you should check out on your next visit: 

  • Agustin Bernal Park

  • Alviso Adobe Community Park 

  • Flavortown 

  • Ravenswood Historical Site 

  • Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

  • Pleasanton Downtown Association

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church

  • Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location in Dublin, California at 6483 Sierra Lane Suite 106.

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