Oakland History Room


Just around the corner from the Camron-Stanford House lies the Oakland History Room, a study center for the history and development of the East Bay area.

The museum's collection consists of books, magazines, pamphlets, postcards, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks that describe the history of the Oakland area along with the surrounding areas of East Bay. The Oakland History Room also staffs librarians that can conduct limited research via mail upon request. They can also answer questions about the Oakland area through email or phone calls. In addition, the history room displays various temporary exhibits. Past exhibits have included various earthquake memoirs, the history of Emeryville, and a display of the Oakland Hills fire.

The Oakland History Room is located in the Oakland Public Library and shares operating hours with the library. These hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 8:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Oakland History Room is located less than 10 miles north of Oakland International Airport. A short distance away from the museum, tourists can enjoy a gondola ride at lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, Golden Gate Bonsai Collection, or the Children's Fairyland, the Paramount Theatre, Jack London Square, Chinatown, and Oakland Ice Center.

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