Among them are objects from the founding of the Dan River Mill and its closure in 2007. Grants from local charitable groups made the museum possible. Yet officials say that the opening has been coming for a long time. Dana Reagan President of the Schoolfield Preservation Foundation said, "For over 20 years, high school alumni have dreamed to open up a museum, and this is the culmination of these dreams. The museum opens in Danville's former welfare building on West Main Street on Saturday. It is available from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. every Saturday. And by appointment. And by appointment. There is no entrance fee. In May 2007, the Schoolfield Heritage Foundation was created to try to protect the memories of all the students. The land was bought at 917 West Main Street in December 2008 and the Foundation promised to restore the Dan River Welfare Center. In the next 2,5 years, funding and hard work were done to make the museum's dream come true. On 23 June 2011, they opened the doors to the public. Donations and grants funded repairs and upgrades to turn the lovely old building into a museum and cultural centre.
The Schoolfield Preservation Foundation was founded in May 2007 to try to retain the memories of all students. The land was acquired on 917 West Main Street in December 2008 and the Foundation agreed to revitalize the Dan River Welfare Center. The next 2 1/2 years have been full of grants and hard work to make a museum's dream come true. On 23 June 2011, we opened the doors to the public. Grants and donations financed the repair and renovation of the beautiful ancient building into a museum and cultural centre.
This amazing museum is located near the following museums in Danville, California:
All of these wonderful museums are located just a short distance from our location on Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Robert Arnone CPA.