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Murray Schoolhouse Museum

6600 Donlon Way, Dublin, CA 94568, United States


The Murray Schoolhouse Museum is a historical landmark that has been in the Dublin, California area for over 100 years. What was once a one-room schoolhouse when it opened in 1910 became much more when Murray’s descendants donated the building to the city of Dublin. The Murray Schoolhouse Museum tells the story of early 20th-century life in this rural Southern California community with artifacts and exhibits that represent Murray’s family life from the 1880s to 1970s. Visitors can see how different eras touched Murray’s family members’ lives by looking at photographs, clothing, toys, and other household items from each era. The museum also offers tours of an 1887 Victorian home on site where visitors can learn about what life was like for 19th-century families who lived there


The 1856 Murray Schoolhouse is a museum of local history. It traces the journey of Dublin’s founders from Ireland to America in 1834, across the plains in wagon trains and arriving at Mexican California by 46 years old when it became an independent republic! Soon after this happened they began farming for potatoes which were popular because there was no need for irrigation like other crops did back then – just water barrels near your house made them grow really well here on dry hillsides with scarce rainfall but lots more sun exposure than even Southern Spain has where veggies are grown successfully to these days thanks largely due how good crop rotation techniques have become since.

The schoolhouse is a part of Dublin’s history that cannot be overlooked. Built in 1856 by Jeremiah Fallon and Michael Murray, this building houses a small classroom where children could learn how to read with ease from their older peers or those who were more experienced at it all together!

It is said that the schoolhouse has moved three times, but it originally sat near where Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton and was also moved to Dublin Canyon Road. The first time this happened we know of was during WWII when they were fleeing from bombs dropping on them day-in and out as well as other enemy soldiers coming up behind trying their hardest not to allow inhabitants to live through an occupation too long by showing no mercy which led everyone running for cover whenever there were sounds heard outside or someone knocked at your doorbell even though you had never seen either one before!


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Dublin, California is blessed to be home to some of the area’s most delightful attractions that inspire both residents and visitors alike.  Check out these amazing attractions on your next visit:

  • Fallon Sports Park
  • The Wave at Emerald Glen Park
  • Dublin Heritage Park & Museums
  • Forest Home Farms Historic Park
  • Kolb House and Facilities
  • Green General Store
  • Murray Schoolhouse Museum
  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Old St. Raymond’s Church

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location at Wright Brothers Avenue in Livermore! Stop by for a visit anytime!



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