Join & Volunteer
Please consider donating to or joining the Museum and help preserve and celebrate the colorful past of this unique island city. Members enjoy four issues of the Museum Quarterly, free admission to lectures by local luminaries, and advance notice of special events such as the Alameda Legacy Home Tour and happenings at the Meyers House
We also need volunteers and docents to help out around the Museum and the Meyers House, to greet visitors, provide information, for special events and many other needs. All ages and all time committments welcome
Meyers House & Garden
We host special events throughout the year and tours of the historic Meyers House & Garden. Alameda’s Historical Monument #26, The Meyers House was built in 1897 by architect Henry Meyers, and is ope to the public on the Second and Fourth Saturday of every month. The Meyers House Garden is also available to rent for your wedding, party or other gathering.
News & Events
At 115 years old, the carriage house at the Myers House & Garden on Alameda Avenue is showing its age. The makeup applied to the outside of the structure and its new roof hides the fact that the fragile building is, well, falling apart at the seams. The cornice is rotted, allowing plants to intrude […]
- Thursday, July 31st, 2014
- Lecture SeriesStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - 9:00 pmLocation: 2324 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA, United StatesDescription: “Living in a Brown Shingle Home,” by architect Lucia Howard, a partner in the innovative firm Ace Architects and coauthor of Shingle Style: Living in a Brown Shingle Home (Rizzoli, 2013). She will elaborate on the history, variety and unique traits of Shingle style homes. Sponsor: Janelle Spatz, Realtor, Bayside Real Estate. Free for Museum members, $10 otherwise
Gift Shop & Estate Sales
Our eclectic gift shop contains a variety of undiscovered treasures, from books to furniture to jewelry to exotic, one-of-a-kind ephemera. All of it is reasonably priced, and all proceeds go to benefit the Museum. Please contact us if you’re interested in donating your surplus items! We also feature an exclusive selection books, maps and videos about Alameda history in our gift shop as well as in our online store.
The Alameda Museum has an expert estate and consignment sale team that can take care of everything for you. And when you engage us, not only do you keep more of the revenue than by utilizing a for-profit estate sale company; you also may be eligible for a tax deduction! Check back for information about our next sale.