CASTRO VALLEY -- A one-day Castro Valley history museum will pop up on Saturday.

"It's the first pop-up that we know of with a history focus," said Diane Curry, Hayward Area Historical Society curator and archivist.

"We'll be bringing in Castro Valley photos from our collection that have never been published before," Curry said. "We'll ask people to comment on the photos. Do you know who's in the photo? What do you think of the photo?"

Residents will be encouraged to put their thoughts down on Post-its.

The society will have yearbooks and other Castro Valley memorabilia, and a crafts table will have a Castro Valley theme.

People can contribute to the Castro Valley history collection at a scanning station.

"We're also encouraging people to bring their Castro Valley photos," Curry said. The photos will be scanned in and become part of the museum's archives. "They can bring in any photos, as long as it's Castro Valley," she said.

The photos will help the society fill in gaps in its archives. "A lot of our photos are focused on the '40s and '50s, so we're missing pretty much from the '60s forward," Curry said.

The free pop-up museum is a collaboration among the historical society; David Ashton, who hosts a CV Legends community page on Facebook; and Heather Mellon, a social media consultant.

Curry will talk about the history of Castro Valley at noon. At 3 p.m., Ashton will lead a round-table discussion of people who have contributed recollections of the area on CV Legends.


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For more information, contact the historical society at 510-581-0223.

Contact Rebecca Parr at 510-293-2473 or follow her at Twitter.com/rdparr1.

CASTRO VALLEY POP-UP MUSEUM
The pop-up museum will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 3324 Village Drive (former Jordan's Bookstore location) in Castro Village. The space is being donated by Crosspoint Realty Services.