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La Quinta Museum

Welcome Back! We are open as of 8/31/21

please note masks are required and social distancing is preferred.

Programs & Events

Preserving the past, enriching the present, and enhancing the future for all generations.
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Exhibits

For the full complement of exhibits and programs, please visit the La Quinta Museum Facebook Page.

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Community Room

Mural by André Blanché (part of La Quinta Art in Public Places Program). Dorothea Lange photo gallery of Coachella Valley images.

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

Exquisite photographs of California’s wildflowers bring awareness to the beauty of the Golden State – as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. This exhibition by Rob Badger and Nita Winter originated at the San Francisco Public Library and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.
8/31/2021 – 11/13/2021

Local History Gallery

Enjoy our newly expanded local history exhibit! Dive into the stories of your city, from the original stewards of the land, the Cahuilla, to the homesteaders, ranchers, and dreamers looking for a desert oasis.

 

 

 

 

 

Selections from The Kennedy Collection

This special exhibit will be up through the 2021-2022 season. Thanks to the generous donations of members of the Kennedy family to the La Quinta Historical Society, we are able to preserve and experience a glimpse of life on the ranch with this influential family.

 

 

 

The Historical Society

A volunteer, nonprofit service organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich, multi-cultural history of La Quinta, CA

The La Quinta Historical Society is a volunteer, non-profit service organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich multicultural history of La Quinta through:

  • Maintaining a collection of archives and artifacts pertaining to the history of La Quinta.
  • Educational Programs
  • Community Outreach Programs.

La Quinta Historical Society strives to touch all ages from Youth to Seniors, socio-economic and multi-ethnic groups, community residents and area visitors, in an effort to link the present, the past and the future with the treasured history of La Quinta.

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About

Preserving the past, enriching the present and enhancing the future for all generations.

  • All events at the Museum are free of charge.
  • Museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 4pm
  • Admission: Free

The La Quinta Museum showcases La Quinta’s history and cultural arts through displays on two floors. There is a diorama of a Cahuilla Indian village and another depicting native animals. Photos of the early resorts remind us of the attraction of the desert early on. The community room exhibits a 32 foot long mural of La Quinta highlights painted by Andre Blanche. While you’re there stop in the Museum Store, the place to shop for books about the area and many unique items, some created by local artists.

The La Quinta Museum is a Cultural Museum with two exhibit galleries. Gallery 1 is local history featuring the Cahuilla Indians, The Desert Club and The La Quinta Hotel. Gallery 2 features new revolving exhibits that change every 3 to 4 months.

Get In Touch

Have a question? Ask someone at the Museum
The Museum is re-opening on Tuesday, June 8th

Visit: 77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253 | Call: (760) 777-7170 | Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm


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