Museum Open with New 2023 Exhibit!

The Museum has resumed normal hours of Wednesday and Sunday, from 2-4pm. Please join us for our new exhibit chronicling life in Clayton from 1850-1870!


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.”

This Weekend: Clayton Gardens Tour, May 19-20th

New Exhibit: Life in Clayton from 1850-1870

Clayton Chronicles: Winter 2023 Edition

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 or delivered to your door in the Clayton Valley area. Shop Now

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!

Video Shot by Dick Ellis and Bob Daugherty, 1964.

About the Museum

Museum Hours

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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