Welcome to the Clayton Historical Society and Museum’s website!
The Clayton Historical Society was founded in 1974 to “research, collect, record, preserve, display, borrow, share, and interpret local history information and memorabilia, and to promote understanding of Clayton origins and development.”
In Time for the Holidays: Win a Model Train Set!
Museum Gift Shop: Open for the Holidays!
Check out what we sell at the Museum’s Gift Shop online. All items can be purchased online and picked up at the Museum or delivered to your door in the Clayton Valley area. Makes for a unique gift for the holidays! Shop Now
Clayton Chronicles: Autumn 2021 Edition
Check Out the Society’s YouTube Channel
We are pleased to announced the Clayton Historical Society YouTube Channel, featuring a variety of videos on Clayton history, meetings past and present, and other interesting tidbits. We strive to digitize more of our collections as we preserve and promote Clayton’s history — especially during this time.
1964 Tour of Clayton
Wanting to learn and see more about the history of Clayton? Checkout this 1964 Tour of Clayton, CA by former Society President Dick Ellis and friend of the Museum, Bob Daugherty. While the population was only 1023 people, the town’s distinct features remain recognizable today. A blast from the past, indeed!