Welcome to the Exeter Historical Museum and Courthouse Gallery
The museum has now been open for over three years with guests visiting it in ever-growing numbers. Local residents have had a chance to visit the museum and the word is spreading around the valley that Exeter has another special attraction to visit. Six video displays entertain our guests who come in to see what is new on screen.
The Exeter Historical Museum is located under the Exeter Water Tower at 125 South B Street in Exeter. It is open with the Courthouse Gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Courthouse Galley has exhibits that change every three months, with varying artists gracing the walls of the old municipal courthouse. Artists from throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the state have exhibted in the facilitiy's eight-year history. Exhibits are unveiled in Janurary, April, July and October, with lively opening receptions held to celebrate the artists' work. Every December the association plays host to an annual fundraiser, "Christmas at the Gallery." Groups are welcomed to tour the Gallery by appointment. Contact the Exeter Art Gallery and Museum Association Building Manager, Carl Collins to schedule a meeting or event in the museum's upstairs gallery. He may be reached at 559 592-9305.
A number of changes have taken place on the board of directors of the Courthouse Gallery and Museum Association. Board President Leon Ooley has resigned after a ten year stint in that office. Leon has taken care of most everything involving the gallery and museum, including the rental of the Upstairs Gallery and the overall management of the organization. Leon's leadership has shaped the orgainzation like no one else could have and will be missed on the board of directors. He remains a member of the orgainzation. Another loss to the board was Gallery Coordinator, Anna Nelson, who served in that post for many years, seeing that the gallery's art shows were flawlessly opened and handled. She too remains a member of the organization.
Board member, Carl Collins, as mentioned above, will be handling all facets of the Upstairs Gallery rentals and will also be managing the overall operations of the museum and gallery buildings and grounds. He may be reached at 559 592-9305 for questions about the buildling and its rentals.