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1440 29th Ave

Oakland, CA 94601



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A piece of oakland's HIstory

© 2020 Cohen Bray House




Ways to get involved

Please let us know how you would like to help. 

                Call  (510) 527-5209                                                             Email 

Teas & Tours

We need volunteers to help us run private and public teas. If you like to; cook, decorate, dress up, serve. or help in the gift shop and lead tours, we need you!

Interested in San Francisco Bay Area History and how this house and family came about?  Using family stories, hands on items and notes on everything, We will train you  how to do historical interpretation to lead tours to all ages.

Docent training classes to be scheduled, let us know  if you are interested! 510 527-5209

house & Garden work parties

Get community service credit or just have fun working in our Oak Tree Farm school garden.


Help us as we redesign and plant the front historic garden.

Work projects available in the house also. Repairing windows, painting and cleaning.


Work parties are the 1st Saturday and 3rd Sunday

of each month, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Call to let us know you are coming at least 4 days in advance.



We have a wide variety of historic items that need to be cataloged and photographed.

We are currently using a new app called Catalogit. Amazing!

Great experience for your resume or if you are retired,

share your expertise with us. 

Learn about the items you uncover. Imagine how many things can be collected in one house in 136 years! These items help explain what life was like. Clothes, hats, dishes, books, art, music and so much more!