The museum continues to work with the California State Library on the California Audiovisual Preservation Project & the California Revealed Project, which are part of an annual grant process we have participated in three times now. Each year we submit items for online digitization, making parts of our small museum and archives accessible to anyone with internet. In 2016-17, we submitted several audio and video files. For the 2017-18 year we submitted various paper based materials, such as journals, yearbooks, and newspapers. Now, in the 2018-19 cycle we’re submitting over 300 photographs. All of our archival materials are digitized and published online before they are returned to us. View our collection for yourself!
The Museum of Local History began in 1994 with the collections from two historical groups whose history spanned over 100 years, Mission Peak Heritage Foundation and Washington Township Historical Society. Since this time the Museum has acquired many other valuable collections. Samples of our collections include the following:
The Museum has thousands of original and scanned images of historical photographs from several collections. Come to the museum to research and request images. Attached is our Image Use Policy with associated charges.
- City of Fremont Collection — This collection has photographs of the beginning of Fremont from incorporation through the growth years, 1955-1975.
Our collections are much larger than what can be displayed in the museum. We have many unusual one-of-a-kind artifacts from the 1860s through 2000. Occasionally we will display or post items from the various collections.
- Gomes Family Collection
The museum has a large collection of oral histories, audio and video taped. Below is a sample from our collection. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for updates: Historical Society of Fremont, Newark and Union City.