This Saturday, Sept. 26 is National Museum Day and the Riverbank Historical Society is ready to celebrate, according to president Paulette Roberson.
She said her group is going to be celebrating with a day of free activities: free admission to the museum (as it always is) plus free cookies and free lemonade to all patrons who visit on Saturday. Roberson said the museum will be open its regular hours, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Museum Day celebration is being held instead of the regular ‘Memories Day’ that is held on the second Tuesday of the month. That will return in October, Roberson said.
The Riverbank Historical Museum is regularly open three times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon. It’s also open on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is staffed by volunteer members of the Historical Society.
The museum is a former Carnegie Library. It was opened in 1921 and served as the library in Riverbank until the county built a new facility a few blocks down the street in 1978. Since that time it has served many other uses and in 1997 was listed as a National Historic Place.
The museum is at 3237 Santa Fe Street, next door to City Hall North.
Roberson said the Historical Society is inviting all who might be interested in the many displays, or even the preliminary plans for the museum expansion, to come by to see the information for themselves. After all, she noted, it’s all free: food, beverage and admission.