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La Quinta Museum

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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 the La Quinta Art in Public Places program). Dorothea Lange photo gallery of Coachella Valley images.

 

In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte

In the Fields of the North is a series of evocative photographs by photographer and journalist David Bacon, accompanied by moving oral narratives – fully translated into both English and Spanish – that take visitors into the contemporary world of migrant farm workers. On exhibit through April 15, 2023. This exhibit produced in partnership with the California Rural Legal Assistance and the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations, and is traveled by Exhibit Envoy.

 

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.

 

La Quinta Legend: Dorothy Arzner

Explore the life of this Hollywood trailblazer, Dorothy Arzner. She was the only woman director during the “Golden Age” of Hollywood, with the largest body of work of any woman director to this day. A groundbreaker in the film industry, she also “broke ground” here in La Quinta, building a home that she shared with her partner, Marion Morgan.

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

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


La Quinta Art Celebration is seeking Volunteers. Must be 18 or over. Work two-hour shifts over the four days of the event. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
Experience Amazing Art!
For details call Debby Nelson at 760-628-7770
Job Descriptions on http://laquintaartcelebration.org

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