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Clayton Historical Society and Museum

Clayton, California
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Welcome to the Clayton Historical Society and Museum's website!

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."

 Upcoming Event


Clayton Art Show & Sale


November 9

4 - 8 p.m.

Endeavor Hall


An exciting fundraiser art event!  Carlene Honeychurch was a successful Clayton Artist that sold her folk art beginning with the very first Clayton Art and Wine Festival. Several years ago she moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. This year she gifted the Clayton Historical Society with prints of the many pictures she painted of Clayton.


In honor of Carlene the CHS is having a special event featuring her paintings. Wine and appetizers will be served. Attire can be anywhere from cocktail dress & tuxedos to sparkling cowboy attire. This is an art show and sale.


Below is a sample of Carlene’s paintings you will surely recognize. 
 Current Exhibit
School Days
The History, the Teachers, the Students, the Schools
of the Clayton Area
from the L.1800's - E.1900's
 Above: Mt Diablo Elementary
Schoolhouse and Class of 1914  


Learn More

This exhibit is open to the public at no cost, but donations are welcome.  Please visit the Clayton Museum page for viewing days and hours.


Online Museum
Gift Shop

Check out what we sell at the Museum's Gift Shop online.  All items can be purchased online and picked up at the Museum.  Makes great, unique gifts!

About the Museum



Clayton Historical Society

and Museum

6101 Main Street

P.O. Box 94

Clayton, CA 94517-1201
(925) 672-0240

Wednesdays and Sundays
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.