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“Mojave Desert history”
The Mojave River Valley Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the scientific, historical and cultural heritage of the Mojave River Valley. Through the efforts of a group of interested residents, the Museum was founded in 1964 and established as a nonprofit corporation in 1973. Donations of money, time and labor have resulted in the present Museum facility located at the corner of Barstow Road and Virginia Way. The Museum houses a series of displays and exhibits that portray the history of the Mojave River Valley from the arrival of Father Garces in 1776 on through pathfinders, pioneers, miners, railroads and the present space program. Our archive of local area newspapers dates back to 1911 and our photo collection contains over 20,000 photos.
Mojave River Valley Museum packs a whole lot of history into a one-room museum. You can learn about prehistory all the way through the age of space exploration. And the lovely docent Leslie who... Read more
Awesome small town museum, Kate was a charm and sent me to a wonderful local restaurant and had a great meal. Nice eclectic displays and good selection of merchandise, books etc to purchase. Read more
Random little gem in Barstow! If you're in this area or on your way to Vegas stop by and support this local community museum. Even if it's only for 10-15 minutes it's totally worth it. Don't... Read more
Mojave River Valley Museum
- Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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