The Blackhawk Museum opened its new "Into China" exhibit, best known for its car collection. Objects that offer a glimpse of China's extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments through the complexities are displayed.
According to the officers of the Museum the various items shown in the wide gallery are modern replicas of famous works that most of them could never be seen outside China. A full set of clocks from the Tomb of Marquis Yi, thought to be in 443 BC will be given to the First Chinese Emperor of the Terracotta Warriors and Chariots in the gallery's "The Eternal Planet" portion.The bells, some of them very small, some of them large, have a total of 64 different Bianzhong bronze bells and, according to the officials in the museum, are one of only three sets allowed to replicate and are believed to be the only ones set in the United States. Many objects in the exhibition, such as a 24 foot Imperial Dragon sculpted from one single piece of wood, are unparalleled in China.
One of the most important elements is an exact, 19 feet wide and 23 feet long size model of the Forbidden City. The wooden replica provides tourists with a perspective on the lives of the Chinese Emperors.
Particularly attractive is the Dragon Throne. The huge, ornate throne is lined with gold layers that were at the time the imperial family's colour. In Imperial times, according to officials of the museum, only members of the Imperial Family were allowed to use golden or gold-or silver artifacts.
A Chinese-made limousine, the "Red Flag" of the Museum's Automotive Gallery is moved to the Into China Gallery. The cars Reg Flag were made specifically for use in the transport of officials, dignitaries and foreign heads of state by the Chinese government. According to museum officials, Blackhawk Museum was the first museum to legally import a vehicle from China to the US.
This adorable spot is conveniently located near some of Danville’s other places of interest. Make sure to check them out on your next visit:
Museum of the San Ramon Valley
Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
The Discovery Center
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Shadelands Ranch Museum
After visiting these lovely spots make sure to stop by and say “Hello” to us at our downtown Danville location, DPG Pavers Danville Location on 4115 Blackhawk Plaza Circle!