Preserving Alameda’s History for Over 65 Years

Alameda is a unique island community located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer permanent displays of Alameda history, the only rotating gallery showcasing local Alameda artists and student artwork, as well as souvenirs, books and videos about the rich history of the Island City. The Alameda Historical Society was founded in 1948, and the Museum was established in 1951. In 1983 the Alameda Museum was designated as the official repository of historical documents and artifacts for the City of Alameda. In that role, the Alameda Museum affords us an invaluable glimpse into this city’s spectacular and often glamorous history. Tour the museum and learn more about our Island’s history. We hope you will include Alameda and the Alameda Museum in your next visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.


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 Quarterlyfree 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

Become a Member! Museum Legacy Society


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

Become a Volunteer!

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.

Reserve The Meyers House Garden

News & Events

Latest News


Flag Raising at the Meyers House

Celebrate Sunday August 17, 2-3:30PM at the historic Meyers House and Garden, 2021 Alameda Avenue, where a rejuvenated 19th century flagpole will be inaugurated and local Boy Scouts will be honored. The Colonial Revival home is owned and operated by the Alameda Museum, whose curator, George Gunn, and board members have embarked on a capital […]

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Next Event

  • Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    • Lecture Series
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - 9:00 pm
      Location: 2324 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA, United States
      Description: “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
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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.