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Clayton Historical Society and Museum

Clayton, California
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About the Society  
The Clayton Historical Society was founded in 1974 to "research, collect, record, preserve, display, borrow, share, and interpret local history information and memorabilia, and to promote understanding of Clayton origins and development."

Its volunteers finance, maintain and operate the non-profit Clayton Historical Museum as the major local history resource for students, writers, genealogical researchers, city and county needs, developers, businesses, new residents, and visitors including many from other states and countries.

It locates, records, inventories, publicizes and marks historic sites, buildings and natural features making recommendations.

In addition to maintaining regular museum hours, the Society hosts student classes and special tours and opens the Museum upon request. The Society has developed a "twinning" bond with Joel Clayton's birth town, Bugsworth, England, and the town he founded.


If you wish to join the Clayton Historical Society or are looking to get involved through volunterism, please visit our membership page or contact the Museum directly.


Governing Documents:

Board of Directors 
Michael Wendorf
1st Vice President:
JoAnn Caspar

2nd Vice President:
Debbie Eistetter

Julie Pierce

Jim Seven

Carin Kaplan ~ John Rubiales ~ Linda Cruz
Marty Milanese ~ Peggy Arundell
 Sally Turner ~ Rory Richmond
Steve Lane ~ Shannon Seven ~ Ted Meriam
Mary Spryer & Renée Wing

Past Presidents:
 Julie Gilchrist ~ Bob Hoyer
Andrea Blachman ~ Barbara Hardy 
Richard Ellis ~ Janet Easton


Other Clayton Resources  
  • City of Clayton: Website | 925-673-7300
  • Clayton Business & Community Association: Website | 925-672-2272
  • Clayton Community Library: Website | 925-673-0659
  • Clayton Pioneer: Website | 925-672-0500
  • Clayton Valley Garden Club: Website | 925-672-2526