There are scores of smaller privately-run museums in the Sacramento area that preserve and exhibit collections dedicated to unique Sacramento communities. The Grant Union High School Alumni Association operates such a museum on the campus of Grant Union High School, and it is one worth visiting.
The museum is housed in an adobe building built by Grant students under the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1939. Exhibited are six displays celebrating the history of the school since its founding in 1932. Visitors can view "In the Beginning 1932-1942 / Purple and Gold Years" from outside the museum along with a display honoring the 2008 State Champion Pacers football team and portraits of Alumni Scholarship recipients and Top Ten GPA achievers of the last 20 years; inside are displays on the history of the school's Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, aircraft mechanic training on campus during WWII, and a history of Grant Technical College (1942-1955).
In addition to the more formal exhibits, the museum features trophies, class pictures, and school memorabilia. They also maintain a full run of school yearbooks, and offer duplicate copies and scans of past yearbooks for sale.
The GUHS Alumni Association Museum is located to the west of the school auditorium at 1400 Grand Avenue. It is operated by an all-volunteer staff of GUHS alumni and is open to the public on Mondays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.