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 docents to volunteer for three hours a month at the Museum and the Meyers House, to greet visitors and provide information, and to run the Museum’s Gift Shop. We also need volunteers for special events. All ages 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
Scouts from Troop 78 raised a historic flag in the garden of the Meyers House Museum. The ceremony was a celebration of the original 1897 flagpole, restored by Alameda Museum volunteer Carl Ramos and his grandsons. Legions in vintage clothing took part, as did Mayor Marie Gilmore, historian Woody Minor, and officers from both the […]
- Thursday, August 28th, 2014
- Lecture SeriesStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - 9:00 pmLocation: 2324 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA, United StatesDescription: “Glamour on the Gold Coast” -- Historian and author Woody Minor will delve into the origins and architecture of Alameda’s glamorous Gold Coast. Dating back to the railroad era, this leafy shoreline neighborhood boasts Alameda's most impressive collection of fine homes and garden. To prepare for his talk, attend his annual Woody Walk in the Gold Coast, sponsored by the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society ( http://alameda-preservation.org ) August 24. The boffo combination of the walk and the talk will set you up to really enjoy Alameda Legacy Home Tour September 28, also featuring homes… you know where!(alameda-home-tour.org) Sponsor: Evelyn Kennedy, Realtor, Gallagher & Lindsey, Inc. 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.