FAQ

Q: What hours are you open?

The downtown museum is currently closed to the public. McConaghy House is open the second weekend of the month, Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm

Q: Is there an admission fee?

The Downtown Museum is currently closed to the public. Admission to McConaghy House is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/students, and free for HAHS members and children under 10.

Q: When will the museum reopen?

The museum will reopen in 2014.

Q: Where will the new museum be located?

The new museum will be located at 22380 Foothill Boulevard in Hayward between San Lorenzo Creek and Russell Way.

Q: When is the Research Center open?

The Research Center is temporarily closed. Learn more

Q: Do you rent the McConaghy House out for events or other purposes?

We do not rent the McConaghy House out for special events.

Q: Do you rent the Meek Estate out for special events or other purposes?

We do not rent the Meek Estate out for events or other purposes at this time as it is undergoing restoration.

Q: Can I reserve a picnic spot at Meek Park?

Yes, you can. Please contact the Hayward Parks and Recreation District (HARD), which operates the park, at (510) 881-6700 to reserve your spot.

Q: How do I become a member of HAHS?

For more information about membership, visit our Join page or contact our Development Director at (510) 581-0223.

Q: What is Adobe Trails?

It is our quarterly newsletter. As a member it is mailed to you every three months. It contains articles on local history and updates on happenings at the museum.

Q: How is HAHS funded?

Our funding comes from memberships, donations, sponsors and grants. By purchasing memberships and/or making even a small donation you too can help HAHS.

Q: What is the relationship between HAHS and the City of Hayward?

HAHS does not receive any monetary support from the City of Hayward.

Q: How do I donate something to the museum collection?

If the items you want to donate are three dimensional (such as tables or clothing), contact Collections Manager Heather Farquhar. If the items you want to donate are paper or photographic, please contact Curator/Archivist Diane Curry. Learn more.

Q: Is McConaghy House or the Meek Estate available for commercial photo shoots?

Yes, on a case by case basis. Please contact the Collections Manger for information on availability and use fees.