Heritage Park's Murray Schoolhouse Little Classroom features rotatiing temporary exhibits that delve into interesting aspects of Dublin history, not covered in the permanent exhibit. Exhibits are curated by staff and volunteer curators. Monthly Hands on History activities often complement the special exhibits. Admission is free.
Exhibit - The Dublin Chamber of Commerce's First Fifty Years: 1968-2018
September 5, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Begin with a snapshot of Dublin in 1968, when the Dublin CHamber of Commerce was formed. As a small town with fewer than 100 businesses, fast-growing Dublin had beauty salons and barber shops, auto repair shows and a cocktail lounge or two to serve new suburbanites who were moving her by the thousands. Learn about the Chamber's first battle involving a soapbox derby, and see how the Chamber advocated for local businesses. By 1982, Dublin had more than 675 businesses and had become a major shopping and recreational destination with a bowling alley, drive-in movie theater, roller rink, and every type of fast food imaginable. Discover the Chamber's role in helping Dublin gain a reputation as one of the best cities in California for business owners.
Exhibit - Dublin's First Inhabitants
April 6 - August 18, 2019
Dig deep into Dublin’s roots to learn about the tribes of the Ohlone and Bay Miwok California Indians who were the first inhabitants of this area. The exhibit begins with a brief look at the people who lived here first and whose descendants continue to live here today. Learn about their daily lives, including horticultural practices and foodways, tools and technology, environmental management, social order, and beliefs. Displays include a house model, examples of usable plants and animals, hunting tools, and mortars. Monthly Hands-on History Days further explore California Indian life and provide hands-on explorations that bring the exhibit to life.
Business partners, service clubs, and individuals are invited to sponsor temporary exhibits. Please email for more information. The museum also welcomes volunteers to assist with interpretation and programming at the facility and with the collection. We welcome professional historians and museum studies students at the master's degree level to serve as volunteer curators and help design new exhibits. Email the City's Heritage Coordinator for more information about volunteering.