Preserving and sharing the history of the Coachella valley

Coachella valley historical society, INC.


Summer Art & History Camps

June 18 - July 13, 2018

Monday - Friday, Weekly Sessions

Young at Art ($50 per week) | 9am - 11am

  • Choices of:  Clay, Drawing, Watercolor, Multi-Media Art or Multi-Media Sculpture.

Jr. Historians ($50 per week) | 12pm - 2pm​

  • Choices of: Settling the Colonies, Geography Wiz Kids, Experience our 1909 Schoolhouse, or California Dreaming

Full Day Camp includes both Young at Art and Jr. Historians

($110 per week) | 9am - 2pm

  • Bring your own lunch and play old fashioned games!

Registration Forms are available here online, the Museum Office, and the Museum Store.  REGISTER TODAY!

For more information contact:

Young at Art | Maggie Hamilton 760.219.9758 |

Young at Art | Betty Morgin 760.200.4355

Jr. Historians | Tiffany Price 760.397.5082 |

Camp Options
Student's Name & Week Info.

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:


Click on the links below to register online or by mail-in form.  

Select photography by Yvonne Weischedel.

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.