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Specialty Museum California  (San Francisco - Sierra City)

 
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  California
San Francisco
Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco
655 Mission St
San Francisco CA  94105
Phone
415 227-8666
Web Site www.cartoonart.org
E-mail  mailto:funnies@sirius.com
Description  opened in new location December 2001
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection A-F  Cartoons

California
San Francisco
Golden Gate Railroad Museum
Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard
San Francisco CA 94062
Phone 415 822-8728
Web Site http://www.ggrm.org/
E-mail mailto:ggrm_ral@hotmail.com
Description over 30 pieces of rolling stock including several steam engines. You can climb into the cabs and even arrange to drive a locomotive
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
New or Updated: 05/30/2003

California
San Francisco
International Special Effects Museum
1425 Illinois St
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone
415 648-7739
Web Site
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Description we believe this museum may be gone
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Entertainment
New or Updated: 05/31/2003

Jewish Museum of San Francisco
166 Geary St #1500
San Francisco CA  94108
Phone 
415 591-8800
Web Site  http://www.jewishmuseumsf.org/index-flash.html
Description  Merged with MAGNES MUSEUM 1/1/2002
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Group Identity  Jewish

National Liberty Ship Memorial
Fort Mason Center, Bldg A
Pier 32
San Francisco CA
Phone  415 441-3101
Web Site  www.cr.nps.gov/history/maritime/jeremiah.html
Alt Web  www.crl.com~wefald/obrien.html
Description  Jeremiah O'Brien, last unaltered Liberty Ship, still in operation
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type Ship
 

  California

  San Francisco

  San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

  Lower Fort Mason, Bldg E

  San Francisco  CA  94123    

  Phone  415 447-5000

  Web Site www.nps.gov/safr

  Alt Web http://www.maritime.org/

  Description  7 major boats and over 100 small craft, with a maritime museum and

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Maritime

  Building Type  Ships

  Research   Library

  New or Updated:  3/3/2007

Tattoo Art Museum
841 Columbus Ave
San Francisco CA   94133
Phone 
415 775-4991
Web Site
Description

Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Collection N-Z  Tattoos

California
San Francisco
Telephone Pioneer Communications Museum of San Francisco
140 New Montgomery St
San Francisco CA 94105
Phone 415 542-0182
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.sfvisitor.org/visitorinfo/html/Soma.html
Description located in Pacific Telephone building, first skyscraper in SF
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Technology
Industry /Profession Telecommunications
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 06/01/2003

California
San Francisco
Treasure Island Museum Association
c/o John Carroll
1723 Noe Street
San Francisco CA 94131
Phone
Web Site http://www.treasureislandmuseum.org/
E-mail mailto:president@treasureislandmuseum.org
Description CLOSED, formerly in US Navy SF HQ, attempting to reopen -- see their web site for the interesting story
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
New or Updated: 06/01/2003

California
San Francisco
Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf
145 Jefferson Street
San Francisco CA 94133
Phone
415 202 0400
Web Site  www.waxmuseum.com
Description almost 300 figures in realistic settings
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Wax

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California
San Jose
Captain Kazooz Kazoo Museum
Address
San Jose CA
Phone
Web Site 
www.captainkazoo.com/
Description  everything has a museum -- including kazoos.
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Entertainment
Industry /Profession  Music
Collection G-M  Kazoo

California
San Luis Obispo
Shakespeare Press Museum
California Polytechnic SU
Graphic Communication Bldg (Bldg 26), Room 116
San Luis Obispo
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.grc.calpoly.edu/
E-mail  mailto:tgoglio@calpoly.edu
Description  working printing museum -- students actively publish using antique equipment
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Industry /Profession  Printing

 

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California
San Martin
California Antique Aircraft Museum
600 State Drive
Exposition Park
San Martin CA  90037
Phone 
213 744-7432
Web Site  http://www.wingsofhistory.org/
Description from models to flying aircraft, including replicas
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation

Wings of History
12777 Murphy Avenue
San Martin CA  95046
Phone
408 683-2290
Web Site  www.wingsofhistory.org/index.html
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation


Beyond the Newsstand

 
  California
San Pedro
Lane Victory Memorial Museum
Berth 94
PO Box 629
San Pedro CA 90733
Phone
310 519-9545
Web Site  http://www.lanevictoryship.com/
E-mail mailto:KKEITHE@aol.com
Description operational WWII Victory Ship, cay-long cruises several times a year
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Ship
Era  WW II

Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Berth 84
foot of Sixth St
San Pedro CA   90731
Phone 
310 548-7618
Web Site  www.lamaritimemuseum.org/
E-mail  mailto:lamm@netcom.com
Description Largest maritime museum on west coast
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Owner/Operator:  City of Los Angeles

 
 

  CA

  San Sylmar

  Nethercutt Collection

  15200 Bledsoe Street

  San Sylmar  CA  91342    

  Phone   818 367-2251

  Web Site  http://www.nethercuttcollection.org/index2.html

  Description  200 restored American & European cars 1898-1982

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated:  8/9/2004

 
  California
Santa Barbara
International Comedy Hall of Fame
1155 Coast Village Road #A
Santa Barbara CA  93108
Phone 
805 565-3280
Web Site
Description 
music-entertainment
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Entertainment
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
Collection A-F  Comedy

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
21 West Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Phone 
805 962-5322
Web Site  http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/index.html
E-mail  mailto:KMuseumSB@aol.com
Description private manuscript library which includes many famous documents maintains branch museums with exhibits in 8 cities in 7 states
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Research /Reading Library

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara CA  93109
Phone 
805 962-8404
Web Site  www.sbmm.org
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
 
 

  CA

  Santa Clara

  Intel Museum

  2200 Mission College Blvd

  Santa Clara CA    95052    

  Phone   408 765-0503

  Web Site  http://www.intel.com/museum/index.htm

  Description  corporate museum features evolution of the computer chip - several other visitor  centers, online exhibits

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Technology

  Industry /Profession Computers

  New or Updated:   9/29/2005
 

  CA

  Santa Monica

  Angels Attic

  516 Colorado Ave

  Santa Monica  CA  90401    

  Phone  310 394-8331

  Web Site  www.internetimpact.com/angelsattic

  E-mail    mailto:dollhses@earthlink.net?Subject=From Angels Attic Web Site

  Description  Antique dolls, toys in 1895 house

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Collection  Dolls

  Collection G-M  Miniatures

  Collection  Toys

  New or Updated:  4/17/2006


California
Santa Paula
Aviation Museum of Santa Paula
Santa Paula Airport, 824 East Santa Maria Street
PO Box 908
Santa Paula CA 93061
Phone
805 525-1109
Alt Phone 805 933-1961
Web Site http://www.amszp.org/
Alt Web http://www.flightzone.net/articles/new_air_museum.htm
Description  six hangars, beginning at Hangar #1 with 1927-30 aircraft, mannequins, memorabilia display
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation
 
 
 
  California
Santa Rosa
Pacific Coast Air Museum
2330 Airport Boulevard
Santa Rosa CA 95403
Phone
707 575-7900
Web Site http://pacificcoastairmuseum.org/
Description  16 historic aircraft
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation

SR Print Communications Print Museum
575 Ross Street
Santa Rosa CA  95401
Phone 
707 525-0898
Web Site  http://www.srprint.com/print_museum.html
E-mail  mailto:info@srprint.com
Description  company-owned museum with linotype, letterpresses, other antique equipment
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
Industry /Profession  Printing

 
  California
Seal Beach
History of Tea Museum
Address
Seal Beach
Phone
Web Site 
www.blackstoneaudio.com
Toll Free  800-729-2665
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial

California
Shafter
Minter Field Air Museum
401 Vultee Avenue
Shafter CA 93263
Phone
661 393-0291
Web Site www.militarymuseum.org/www.minterfieldairmuseum.com
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation

California
Sierra City
Kentucky Mine Museum
1324 Clay Street
Sierra City CA
Phone
713 522-4542
Web Site  www.printingmuseum.org/
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Industrial
 
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