The museum opened its doors for the first time during the bass Derby in October, 1975.  The Rio Vista Museum came about as a result of the country’s 1976 Bicentennial.  People of the surrounding area contributed historical artifacts and the community has incorporated its own unique history into the museum.  Volunteers make it possible to view the museum.

Have you got a little spare time?  Operating our museum is a fun way to discover our town's history, and you don't have to be a genius to do it.  We could use a little help between 1:30 and 4:30 weekend afternoons.  If you can help, please contact Phil Pezzaglia at 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  As an alternative, you may contact Phil at Tele: 707-374-6509 (home) or Cell: 707-333-4461.

Please click on a link below to view a newsletter from 
present times back to January, 2000.

Your museum Board of Directors works hard to preserve local historic artifacts, and we are very grateful for all donations to keep the museum open.  If you'd care to help, you may do so using the PayPal "Donate" button below.
Winter hours we'll be open Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.   Tours are available by appointment.  Call 707-374-5169.