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La Quinta Museum

Don’t miss La Quinta’s main attraction!

Programs & Events

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

The Art of the Shack

The Art of the Shack explores and celebrates the concept of home inspired by the work of American artist Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015). Developed by the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery and Coachella Valley Art Center, this exhibit showcases work created using reused and upcycled materials.

Local History Gallery

Features Cahuilla Indian and local La Quinta history.

Call for Artists: GEN Z: This is Me

Call for Artists ages 15-25. Does your favorite up-and-coming artist belong in a museum? La Quinta Museum invites artists, age 15-25, to join us in this exciting exhibit. Info and registration link on the Museum’s Facebook page. GEN Z: This is Me is scheduled for Oct-Dec 2018.

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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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

Ever wondered how to brew your own beer? The Coachella Valley Homebrew Club will give you the info to get you started!

Stick around for beer tasting! IDs will be checked at the door. Ages 21+ only. Call the Library to sign up. (760) 564-4767

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