Museums, Associations & Others
20 Mule Team Museum
he mission of the Twenty Mule Team Museum is to acquire and document artifacts pertaining to local history and to the history of borax mining in Death Valley and Boron.
29 Palms Historical Society
The Society’s mission is to collect, preserve and display information, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the culture and history of Twentynine Palms and the greater Morongo Basin.
Fort Tejon Historical Society
Fort Tejon is located in the Grapevine Canyon, the main route between California's great central valley and Southern California.
The Mohave Museum of History and Arts is dedicated to the purposes of preserving the heritage of Northwestern Arizona and of presenting that history to the public.
Eastern California Museum
The mission of the Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret objects and information related to the cultural and natural history of Inyo County and the Eastern Sierra, from Death Valley to Mono Lake.
Rand Desert Museum
The Rand Desert Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the cultural and architectural history of the Rand Mining District and adjacent historic sites in the Upper Mojave Desert Region of California. Information about the communities of Randsburg, Johannesburg, Red Mountain (Osdick), Atolia, Garlock, Saltdale, and Cantil may be found at the museum.
In 1942 amateur archaeologists discovered what they believed to be primitive stone tools in this area. Fragments were embedded in the sediments of the shoreline of an ancient Pleistocene Era lake, called Lake Manix.
Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum
The Route 66 “Mother Road” Museum was dedicated on July 4, 2000 in the historic Casa del Desierto, Harvey House, in Barstow, California. The Museum displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert Communities. Displays include development of the United States Route 66 from early pioneer trails, railroads, automotive history, businesses and sites.
Museum of the cultural history, natural history and geology of the Northern Mojave Desert emphasizing our Indian Wells Valley. Located in Ridgecrest, California. …
Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association
To research and conserve the natural and cultural history of the Mojave Desert region for the purpose of preserving and sharing these resources in perpetuity. We accomplish this through operation of a research center, library, and archives, restoration of significant structures, conservation of historic open space, interpretation of backcountry trails, and production of educational guidebooks and historical publications in concert with government agencies and people of good faith everywhere.
California Route 66 Museum – Victorville
The California Route 66 Museum maintains and displays a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to the history of Route 66 and it’s communities. The displays include automotive history, cultural and economic impact as well as the development of the highway itself. Exhibitions incorporate corresponding topics such as early pioneer trails and the railroad.
Old Spanish Trail Association
Protecting, Interpreting and Promoting the Old Spanish National Historic Trail
The Desert Explorers is a four-wheel drive (4WD) group within the Mojave River Valley Museum Association. Trips, normally at least once a month, focus on sightseeing (rather than “rock crawling”) and often include an optional hike to explore mines, petroglyph or pictograph sites, old emigrant trails, or other points of interest.
Select histories of the Mojave Desert by Richard Thompson.
Points of interest in the Mojave Desert & natural histories.
Mojave Desert Net
Mojave Desert historical and cultural information.
Calico Ghost Town
Calico was developed in 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. Located at the side of towering King Mountain, the town was named for the variety of colors in the mountain that were “as purty as a gal’s calico skirt.”
Antelope Valley Indian Museum
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum is a unique and eclectic folk art structure located in northeastern Los Angeles County. The museum houses objects created by the American Indian cultures of the western Great Basin, California, and the Southwest.
Searles Valley Historical Society
The Searles Valley Historical Society was founded in 1979 as a non-profit corporation. Its primary purpose is to bring together people interested in history, especially in the history of Searles Valley, and to preserve the history of Searles Valley for future generations.
Mohahve Historical Society
The Way of Things
The Way Of Things is a series of instructional videos by Carlos Gallinger. The videos discuss the high desert covering a wide array of topics including Awareness & Presence, Tracking & Reading Sign, The Wind and much more.
This museum was established to report the history of one of Southern Nevada’s most fascinating boomtowns. Searchlight once surpassed Las Vegas in population and came close to being designated as the Clark County seat.