In accordance with the COVID-19 Phase 2 opening rules we are opening our outdoor areas to visitors beginning Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 2:00pm. Our outdoor areas will be open on Saturdays and the third Sunday of the month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for the near future. As Contra Costa County continues to open we will follow the restrictions placed from the county.
Unfortunately due to pandemic restrictions you will not be able to visit some of the buildings. We encourage you to stroll through the grounds, peek through windows and doorways and generally enjoy some of the Museum’s displays. There will be a docent available during the open times to provide information and answer questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Breakers, our marvelous group of volunteers, have been busy working on a number of projects. The restoration of a Texaco lubrication cart is nearing completion. The rusted and aging body and wheels have been sand blasted and painted. In March the wheels will be taken to Los Angeles to have new rubber tires installed and then it will be reassembled.
The first Saturday of January work was begun on constructing a small storage shed which will be used to house items from Homer’s Shed as it goes through a transformation. Work on that has already begun, and as this picture shows it will eventually tell a story rather than simply display the artifacts it currently is filled with.
The Breakers work every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am until approximately 1:00pm. Liberal break time is built into this time frame, and laughter and fellowship are an integral part of our activities. We are always looking for new members. No skills are required, only a desire to help.
Did you enjoy the Christmas Parade? There was a lot to see and we were there. Our fully restored Byron Number 1 Fire Engine was in the parade this year. We had the pleasure of carrying the Grand Marshal Fire Chief Brian Helmick and his family in the Brentwood 37th annual Christmas Parade.