This exhibit focuses on what people did to enhance community in their families and with others. They gathered to listen to and to play music together; they joined churches, school/parent groups, clubs, organizations and sports teams. Families listened to the radio and phonograph music together.
C. J. Stevens of Centerville owned the grand piano. It was shipped from New York around the tip of South America in 1860.
The radio, housed in an elegant wood cabinet, is from the early 1920s. The vacuum tubes are visible if you lift the top. Transistors replaced vacuum tubes and today radios a much smaller.
The Brunswick Blake Collender Co. phonograph player is from the 1920s.
Other items in the exhibit include:
- The International Lions Club Charter from 1959
- International Association of Lions Clubs Charter 1931
- Certificate of Ancient Order of United Workmen (probably insurance) owned by Charles Steyer and his wife Christina
- Card table with advertisement from various businesses in the Township
- Sheet music for the piano c. 1920s, title include: Honest and Truly, Give me the Moonlight, Down by the Winegar Works, and Happy
- Applique quilt: made by Antoinette Edmonds by Peacemakers Quilt Guild of Alameda County c. 1930
- Photographs of: Graduation class of 1908 (women), 1927 Portuguese festival queen and court 1927, Alvarado eagles lodge members c. 1940s.