Often Women have had to fight or go against the social norms of the day to dream the impossible, and, through their grit, they have made extraordinary things happen.  This exhibit is devoted to the women who have braved the heat and dust in the forlorn desert outpost of the Coachella Valley region of California right up to the women of today who continue to brave the unknown in their pursuit of a better life for all who live here.  These are the women who work hard to do good things.  These are the women we honor.

Exhibit Now Open in the Smiley-Tyler House.

Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

SAVE THE DATE for the 6th  Annual Dia de los Muertos Fundraiser and Celebration at the Coachella Valley History Museum!  !

Tickets and tables will go on sale in July 2019! 

Holiday Glow 2018

December 7, 8, 14, 15 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Join us and enjoy the beautiful Holiday Decorations, Ginger Bread Houses, Entertainment, Holiday Treats, the Polar Express Train  & More!  Sponsored by Chandi Group USA & Coachella Valley Model Railroaders.

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 guests will leave with a memorable experience!

Grounds available for your use include:

  • Water Tower Promenade
  • Gazebo Lawn
  • Medjool Auditorium
  • 1909 Schoolhouse
  • Date Garden
  • Pioneer Hall


Winter Glow

December 7, 8, 14, 15,  2018

Heritage Festival

​Saturday, March 16, 2019

Old Fashioned Christmas

December 13,  2018

Museum Store

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.


You could be "HAPPENING" TOO!

Annual Membership Meeting

January 26, 2019

Coachella valley historical society, INC.


Exhibit: Women Behaving Badly for Good
Now through December 2019 

Sponsorship Levels

Annual Membership Meeting

January 26, 2019

Medjool Auditorium

More information coming soon!

Refreshments will be served!

RSVP to Janice@cvhm.org or call 760.342.6651

Preserving and sharing the history of the Coachella valley

Thank you to our 2018 


Preside Management | Walmart

88 Ultra Premium Tequila | Hot Purple Energy

Chandi Group USA

Associa Desert Resort Management

Countour Dermatology 

Hadley Date Gardens | WD Young Palm Trees

Franz Tatum Wealth Management

Lowe's | David Macias Music

City of Indio  | Forest Lawn

Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Enchanted Memories | Tacos Gonzalez

Grind House | Byshayrizzo

Connie Cowan | Donna Rose | Glenn Miller

X.I.L. Productions | Heritage Palms Country Club

Starbucks - Indio, Monroe & HWY 111

Photaly Perfect