Pomo Basketry, Pop McCray Resort and History of Lumber Exhibits

Cloverdale, CA…..The Cloverdale Museum of History (CMOH) has re-opened with new, exciting exhibits.

Open Hours:
  • Friday 11am – 2pm  

  • Saturday 11am – 2pm

  • Sunday 11am – 3pm

Pomo Basketry

A collection of over 100 Pomo Baskets is on display in the second floor exhibit hall of the Museum’s History Center. The exhibit is part of a private collection on loan to the museum from Silver Galleto, Vice Chair of the Cloverdale Rancheria. Workshops are planned. Exhibit display throughout 2022.

The Old Homestead by “Pop” McCray

William “Pop” McCray and his wife Mary were the proprietors of the famed recreational resort “The Old Homestead” in Oat Valley at the north end of Cloverdale. They created a memorable experience on the Russian River for visitors from everywhere. Fabulous old photos and artifacts from the Museum’s collection are on display. Curated by Museum member and art historian Jennifer Jordan.

History of Lumber

“…It was 1946, during WWII, on the island of Guam, where three men happened to meet.” Alex Rorabaugh, Ernie Reuser, Fred Gummerson and Swen Gummer went on to build The Builder’s Lumber Company securing Cloverdale’s place in the history of lumber in Northern CA. Images from the book, “Builder’s Lumber Company as told by Alex Rorabaugh are features of the exhibit.

Additional interesting things to see and do while you are at the Museum:
  • Antique chandeliers from historic Good Shepherd Church mounted on redwood rounds from Redwood Empire Sawmill and G.W. Rogers
  • 1919 Bradbury Player Piano originally owned by Cloverdale’s founding family
  • Films shown produced by Cloverdale Museum of History and GWR Pictures, Historical Anthology Films.