The Pinole History Museum (PHM), which is working to establish a permanent home, has installed its first pop-up history exhibit at Mechanics Bank in the Pinole Valley Shopping Center.
This exhibit explores the history of the Ellerhorsts, one of the most significant families of 20th-century Pinole, according to PHM.
The pop-up exhibit is the first of several exhibits the museum plans to install in schools and businesses throughout the community, according to PHM.
Belinda Espinosa, Diane Dyer, Jo Ann Gannotti, and Jeff Rubin, of the Pinole History Museum and Pinole Historical Society, were credited for setting up the exhibit. Matthew Pourabedin is credited with selling the Museum the display case when he closed his El Sobrante gift shop and showing the Museum how to fit the glass shelves.
Community members are encouraged to stop by Mechanics Bank to view the exhibit and to share their ideas on future exhibits as the Museum works to fulfill its mission, which in part is to “to educate and inspire Pinole residents’ community affiliation and civic pride.”