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The Pinole History Museum will enhance the preservation and collection of artifacts that represent Pinole history and culture. Museum exhibits and research opportunities will educate and inspire Pinole residents’ community affiliation and civic pride.

MAKE HISTORY HAPPEN!

Please help us raise money to renovate
the historic Faria House and create
the Pinole History Museum

MAKE HISTORY HAPPEN BY BECOMING A DONOR
FIRST LOOK AT PINOLE HISTORY MUSEUM ARCHITECTURAL PLANS

(L-R): Museum consultant Charles Miller; museum directors Kelly Bennett, Maureen Powers, and Jeff Rubin; and Pinole Assistant City Manager Hector De La Rosa (not pictured) met with Interactive Resources architect Charlie Duncan (in blue sweater) in February 2019 to go over the initial drawings for the remodeling of the interior of the historic Faria House that will make the 1880s farmhouse functional for the Pinole History Museum.

Among the additions to the structure will be an interior elevator to conform to Americans With Disabilities (ADA) requirements so museum visitors will able to easily go back and forth between the first and second floor exhibit rooms. There will be three exhibit rooms on each floor, and a gift shop on the first floor. One downstairs room — The Learning Center — will be used for lectures, video presentations, and weekend programs for children and students.

“The Pinole History Museum will be dedicated to the education and pleasure of the public. Behind it will be an endless sea of faces — yours, mine, ours — that will give it life and distinction. We are a composite as varied and enduring as those who contribute artifacts, materials, and efforts.

"The aggregate of social and cultural exhibits and programs will reflect the unique community of Pinole and its environs. As a destination, those who visit will come away enriched with a better understanding of its rich history. Visitors, especially school children, will serve as ambassadors to broadcast the existence of this gem.”

Roberta Tim Quan
Donor, ambassador,
friend of the museum