Join us for coffee and conversation with Donna Burns Kennedy, Helen's daughter, as she shares her experiences growing up at Helen's Beach House during the heyday of the Salton Sea.

Join our fantastic after school program!

Mondays and Wednesdays 
October 4 to November 17, 2021, 

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
Jr. Historians ($50 for all 7 weeks

Sign-up forms available here! 

Virtual Día de

los Muertos

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Membership for all

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Salton Sea Stories

There's no better place than the Coachella Valley History Museum to make unforgettable memories happen!

Book your next gathering, celebration or 

wedding at one of our beautiful venues!

Planning a group or class outing?  Exposing history is a great way to bring the text to life.


& Education

Museum Hours
  • Friday, Saturday, Monday: 10:00 AM - 4 PM.
  • Sundays from 1PM -  4PM..
  • Tours available by appointment only.   Please contact us if you wish to book a tour.
  • ​Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
  • Please contact the museum to schedule your special event.


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Día de los Muertos Celebration, Fundraiser, and Facemasks!

Be part of one of our events open to the public or create your own history with your own private event.


The Coachella Valley Historical Society, Inc. maintains an archive depository.  History from the entire Coachella Valley is included.  From newspapers and magazines, to business licenses and photographs,   the archives house over 100 years of history. Internship opportunities available for high school and collage students.

Researchers are welcome Monday through Tuesday from 10am-4pm.  Please call for an appointment at 760.342.6651.

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The Mission

of the Coachella Valley Historical Society, Inc. is to preserve, interpret, and share the artifacts that create a dialogue about the evolving history of the

Coachella Valley.

The Coachella Valley History Museum...



The Coachella Valley History Museum will be OPENING on SATURDAY, APRIL 17th.  We have COVID-19 protocol in place to protect our visitors and our volunteers.  Masks will be required at at all times during your visit.  Limited capacity at this time while we follow the County and State guidelines. 

Starting April 17th the Museum will be open SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS from 10am-3pm.  PRIVATE GROUP TOURS are available by appointment only.

We are now taking reservations for PRIVATE EVENTS!  For more information on Private Events, please email,, or call the Museum Office at 760.342.6651


Get a glimpse of the historical sights of the Coachella Valley History Museum


  • Adults: $8
  • Seniors (55+): $6
  • Children 18 and Under: Free​
  • Free for Active Duty Military with valid ID
  • Free on the first full weekend of the month (Fri., Sat., Sun.)
  • Free with NARM member ID

History -

more than

what meets the eye!

Coachella valley historical society, INC.


Preserving and sharing the history of the Coachella valley