Museum Now Open!

The Museum is now open each Sunday, from 2-4pm. Please join us for our new exhibit celebrating Joel Clayton's birthplace and Clayton, CA's twinned city: Bugsworth, Derbyshire, England.


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.”

Clayton’s 29th Annual Gardens Tour: This Friday & Saturday from 10am – 4pm!

Spring has sprung, the pandemic is lifting, and we’re trilled that we can have our 29th annual Clayton Gardens Tour this May 14th and 15th. Featuring five great gardens, the tour will take place rain or shine from 10am – 4pm on Friday and Saturday and is a major fundraiser for the Museum. Grab your pals and enjoy nature’s beauty in Clayton and Concord homes. The tour begins at the Clayton Museum, where you pick up your tickets, and then proceed to a self-guided and paced tour of the local homes.

We look forward to seeing you Friday and Saturday! Pickup or buy your tour tickets at the Museum!

Introducing the Society’s YouTube Channel

We are pleased to announced the new 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

Feeling a little stir-crazy while sheltering in place at home? 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.

Video Shot by Dick Ellis and Bob Daugherty, 1964.

Museum Gift Shop

Check out what we sell at the Museum’s Gift Shop online.  All items can be purchased online and picked up at the Museum.  Makes for a unique gift for the holidays! Shop Now

About the Museum

Museum Hours

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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