DANVILLE -- An exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley will feature the cattle ranchers and ranches of the San Ramon Valley through May 14.
Underwritten by the Lesher Foundation, the exhibit, "Cowboys and Cattlemen: Ranching in the San Ramon Valley," will focus on the history of ranching in the area. It also will highlight the stories of former and existing local ranches, including the Blackhawk, Elworthy, Macedo, Magee, Wiedemann, Wood, Rasmussen and Dougherty Valley ranches.
Tools of the cattleman's trade, such as saddles and branding irons, will be on display, as well as historical maps, photographs and videos on area ranching. Kids also will have a chance to take a photo sitting atop a saddle and with a cowboy hat, or to take a treasure hunt for cowboy items.
Special events are planned at the museum during the exhibit's run, which have yet to be announced. And, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a local rancher will be on hand to talk to visitors. Also a branding demonstration is planned for Sunday, April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The museum is at 205 Railroad Ave. For more information, visit www.museumsrv.org or call 925-837-3750.
-- Joyce Tsai, Staff