The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum’s current exhibit, “Beyond the Badge,” has been drawing enthusiastic visitors since its opening in late January. The exhibit offers an up-close look at the Vallejo Police Force using historical archives and freshly created artwork. These paintings, photographs, photo essays and rarely seen artifacts help visitors explore the human dimensions of the very important job of police work.
Visit the exhibit and spend a moment of reflection at a replica of the City's Memorial to its fallen heroes; see the stories of the Vallejo Police Department’s trailblazers; learn about the K-9 Corps, and much, much more. Major portions of the exhibit change every 3 to 6 weeks to cover new material, so repeat visits will reveal something new each time.
Special “Citizen Participation Days’ are held on the third Saturday of each month during the exhibit. The programs feature interesting demonstrations and candid talks on issues of interest to the average citizen. They also offer a great opportunity to get informed, ask questions, and express your concerns. Each session will begin with a 20 to 40 minute introduction by one of the Police staff, followed by 30 to 60 minutes of audience participation: questions and answers, demonstrations, or projects. “Beyond the Badge” continues through June 28th in the museum’s Hall of History. For more information about the exhibit visit www.vpdbeyondthebadge.com. The museum is located at 734 Marin Street in Vallejo, California.
Upcoming programs include:
Saturday, May 17th – “Internal Affairs” 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 21st – “Recruitment” 1:00 p.m.