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


Community Room

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


The Story of La Quinta

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.











Desert Views

We invited local artists to create works interpreting the theme Desert Views. Experience this collection of over 40 artworks, celebrating both views of the valley and diverse points of view.


Mini exhibit in our Local History gallery:

La Quinta Legends: Frank Capra

Legendary director Frank Capra’s films made the American dream come alive on the silver screen during the 1930s and 40s—and our own La Quinta may have played a part in his success! This exhibit shines the spotlight on the life of one of our city’s most celebrated residents.

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, nonprofit 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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 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.

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 three to four months.

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Have a question? Ask someone at the Museum

Visit: 77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253 | Call: (760) 777-7170 | Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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