Preserving and sharing the history of the Coachella valley

Coachella valley historical society, INC.


Women Behaving Badly for Good
​ Exhibit Opens
​Oct. 15, 2017 

Summer Art Camp 

Monday, June 19 2017

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Junior Historians 

Cultural Chats 

At the 
Coachella Valley History Museum

A series of monthly insights into our local history
6pm | Cultural Chats begin
5:45pm | Museum gates open
Medjool Auditorium  
Free Admission

Monday, January 16, 2017
“Early Life in the Coachella Valley”              
Pat Laflin   
Monday, February 20, 2017 
“Special Sites in Our Valley”
Morgan Levine    
Monday, March 20, 2017     
“Key People and Events in the History 
of the Coachella Valley”
Dr. Priscilla Porter 

  Monday, April 17, 2017              
“Pioneer in American Aviation Jacqueline Cochran” 
Patricia Korzec

Junior Historians
​Monday, June 19, 2017


December 2017

Museum Store

Day of the Dead

LA KATRINA:  The ultimate symbol of the Day of The Dead! The museum boutique has an extensive selection of both paper mache and porcelain sculptures.  The lovely ladies  depicted are $20 each. (2 photos)

JESUS CRUZ, JR.  CARRYING BAG:  Premier Southern California printmaker  Jesus Cruz Jr. prints and signs each individual bag on both sides. His contemporary black and white linoleum cuts are highly collected. The Pioneer Hall exhibition space will display his  original linocuts throughout November and December.  Artist signed bags are $30 each.

Dia de los Muertos

November 4, 2017

All items  are available at the museum store and shipping is available. Call 1.760.342.6651 x 102 for more details or to place an order.

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Local history matters.  That's what a dozen prominent citizens thought in 1965 when they incorporated the Coachella Valley Historical Society.  Every community has a story to tell and the Coachella Valley is no different.  This exhibit will celebrate the establishment and work of the Society in 1965 along with a step back in time to enjoy mid 60s' car culture, foods, music, films, memorabilia from local high schools, clothing styles and the  local and national events that made headlines.  Come and see what was here then and is still with us today!

This two-year exhibit can be viewed in the 
Heritage Room during normal operating months (October - May) at the CVHM from October 1, 2015 to May 31, 2017.  Thursday - Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm


You could be "HAPPENING" TOO!

Plan on holding your next event at CVHM!

The CVHM Campus is a unique and historical sight capable of hosting events from the most intimate of gatherings to a business retreat to a gala where each of your guest will leave with a memorable experience! Grounds available for your use include:

  • Gazebo Lawn
  • Medjool Auditorium
  • 1909 Schoolhouse
  • Date Garden
  • Pioneer Hall

For rental rates and availability  of property for weddings, birthdays, conferences, meetings or other special events, please email or contact the museum office at 760.342.6651.  Make your next event special by holding it at the Museum!