2017 Junior Historians!

Journey with George in this dynamic program which helps students entering Grade 2 through Grade 5 learn while having fun in a safe and encouraging environment. Make new friends & do hands-on projects! 

Monday-Friday 12-2pm 
Ages 8-14

Starting Monday June 19th

All Materials Provided

$50 per person per week

Expanded Opt. : Students Name
Student Name

Click HERE for flyer in Spanish  
​Click HERE for flyer in English

Jr. Historian Student Name

Click HERE for Flyer

Common Core Curriculum Kits

The museum’s curriculum kits are innovative and refreshing products designed to help elementary-aged students master the California history standards and the Common Core State Standards. We are committed to bringing you engaging, high quality materials designed to motivate students to become proficient readers and learners. Each kit provides a curriculum guide with 8 instructional lessons, extended activities, and supplies to implement the lessons. Prices of the Common Core Curriculum Kits vary from $300 to $600. If we don't have a kit that fits your needs, we will create one for you. The kits are very popular for use in after school ASES programs. Staff training is available. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Select photography by Yvonne Weischedel.

Summer Art Camp!

This summer program is for youth ranging in ages 8-14 years old. The kids learn how to work with a multitude of different art forms, such as clay, paint, and more.  This  high demand program serves over 140 students each session so please sign up early to reserve your Summer 2017 space! For more information please contact the museum at info@cvhm.org or the office.

Monday-Friday 9-11am

Ages 8-14

Starting June 19th

All Materials Provided

$50 per person per week

Schools & Education

Our youth, aka "Future Historians," are key to preserving the legacy of the Coachella Valley History Museum.  We aim to instill an appreciation of history by offering activities and programs for schools and children! 

School Tours

What a great way to incorporate the curriculum taught in class into a hands-on experience!  Third grade classes are invited to visit the grounds with their students to take a tour of the Museum led by one of our knowledgeable and kid-friendly School Tour Docents.  Visit the Blacksmith Shop, the Desert Submarine and take a lesson in the 1909 Schoolhouse - you won't find an iPad here! Please contact our School Tours Coordinator, Rebecca Caldwell, to schedule your visitation.

Preserving and sharing the history of the Coachella valley

Coachella valley historical society, INC.


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"Expanded Option!"

Dates are set for the upcoming Art Camp and Jr. Historians programs.  Take advantage of both of these great opportunities for the youth of our community!

Mexican-American Pioneer Committee

The Mexican-American Pioneer Committee was established in 2006.
Founding members Gilda Sandsness, Mary Carrillo Carmona, John Carmona and Richard Ramirez wanted to preserve the stories of the pioneer families.  They selected family story boards as a way to share the history of the pioneer families with the community through their Mexican-American Pioneer Families Festival along with taking their stories on the road.  They share their story boards with many east valley school children and other community events.  

For more information or to join this committee please contact Gilda Sandsness at 760-251-1112 or via email: msandsness@dc.rr.com