This exhibit features a wide variety of motion picture artifacts dating from the late 1800s to 1980s. Film newsreels and movie reels can be played in the gallery. These clips show the ever-changing landscape of film. Toy models are available to be played with including the zoopraxiscope, zoetrope and praxinoscope. Notable inventions such as the rare Visionola, a Kerosene movie projector, and a Scopitone are on display.
This gem of a museum, tucked away on a leafy, tree-lined street a stone’s throw from Stanford, presents exhibits of an early 20th century kitchen, a 1920s general store, an operating 1920s-’30s print shop and a 1920s working car garage, alongside exhibits such as “The Evolution of Film,” featuring motion picture artifacts from the 1800s to the 1980s.