Castro Valley, California
The Adobe Art Gallery is a program and facility of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. The Adobe Art Gallery is a public fine art gallery, committed to promoting and encouraging visual arts within the District.
Church, Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Specialized
Opened in June 1993, this museum hosts rotating and permanent displays concerning African-American history and culture. Interpretive displays describe the lives and times of leading San Joaquin Valley African- American literature.
Palm Springs, California
Culture, History, Specialized
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that preserves, interprets, and provides access to the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Cahuilla peoples.
San Bernardino, California
Art, Culture, University
At our campus, we offer Bachelor of Science degree programs in Culinary Management, Fashion & Retail Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Web Design & Interactive Media. We also offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design, and Associate degree programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry, and Graphic Design.
Long Beach, California
Art, Culture, General
The American Museum of Straw Art shall exist to foster an understanding of the straw arts in all of its complexities, through various exhibitions of its cultural significance, folklore, history, technique, and shall, therefore, act as an agent of research, preservation and education to insure the survival and continuation of this artistic medium. The museum shall further acquire international examples of straw art that are in keeping with these values.
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
"The Anaheim Muzeo shows what can be done to restore an abused old building to its former glory. Built and dedicated in 1908, the Muzeo structure is the only surviving Carnegie library in Orange County, and it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. The Muzeo opened in October, 2007, and includes the former Anaheim History Room as the Anaheim Heritage Center and Disney Resort Reading Room.
Angels Camp, California
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History, Science, Specialized
This beautiful little foothill town was founded in 1848 and two years later Placer gold was discovered. Located in Calaveras County, and the home of Mark Twain's famous Jumping Frog Jubilee, Angels Camp is nestled peacefully in the Sierra Foothills between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, just three hours from the bay area.
Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. The duration and intensity of colors and scents vary from year to year. The wildflower season generally lasts from as early as mid-February through May, with a variety of wildflowers creating a mosaic of color that changes daily.
Culture, Natural History
The museum features an anthropological collection representing American Indians of the Californian, Great Basin and Southwestern Culture Regions.
San Francisco, California
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Culture, History, Library, Natural History, Specialized
Any celebration of Auburn's history would be incomplete without information on early Chinese residents, and their role in town development and growth. The Auburn Joss House, built in 1909 and located on the corner of Sacramento Street and Brewery Lane, is one of the best-known buildings in Old Town Auburn and symbolizes the role of the Chinese in local history.
Los Angeles, California
Anthropology, Art, Culture, History, Library
In addition to ongoing and special exhibitions, the Autry continues to provide a wide range of programs, special activities, and events designed for a variety of interests and all ages.
Los Angeles, California
Culture, History, Historic House
The Avila Adobe was constructed in 1818 by a prominent ranchero, Francisco José Avila, a native of Sinaloa, who was alcalde, or mayor of Los Angeles in 1810. Following Francisco Avila's death in 1832, his second wife, Encarnación Avila continued to live in the house with her two daughters. The Los Angeles Census of 1844 lists Encarnación Avila, age 40, as a widow living in the house with one daughter.
Culture, History, Historic House
General Banning wanted his family to live in gracious American comfort, so he built his house in the fashion of the fine Greek Revival houses which he had seen back in Delaware. He insured that the house was grand and comfortable inside and out by filling it with elegant "Victorian" furnishings like the ones which fill the rooms today.
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is the site of California’s third seat of government (1853-54). It is the only pre-Sacramento Capitol that survives. The original building has been restored with reconstructed period furnishings and exhibits. The interior includes a board-for-board reconstruction of the building’s original floor with ponderosa pine.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized
All of the buildings on the complex are built of native California sandstone quarried right off the site. Their massive, austere style set a precedent at the Arsenal that was followed for most of the buildings constructed in the 1850's. The Arsenal is one of only three locations where native California sandstone was used for US military installations. The other two are Ft. Sill in Oklahoma and Ft. Tejon near Gorman, CA.
Art inspires. The Berkeley Art Center is the City of Berkeley's art gallery, charged with serving our city, the Bay Area and beyond as a forum for the art of our time in all media. We celebrate art--complex, beautiful, and provocative--through compelling exhibitions, performances and educational opportunities in an exploration of the social and political concerns of our diverse community. Be inspired.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Park, Science
Set on 2.3 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Bernhard Museum Complex includes the Bernhard residence, wine storage building, wine processing building, and a barn. Today, the residence is a Victorian era house museum, but there remain faint whispers from the structure’s Travelers Rest days.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Built in 1914 for George Stone Bloss, Jr. and his wife Christine it was designed by the architect William Bedesen. Built at the cost of $11,954, the house is 4080 square feet, including the enclosed porches. The architectural design of the house reflects the background of the Connecticut born family, with the construction materials that were used being common to California.
Culture, General, History, Historic House
The Boarding House was built in 1909 to board the workers of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The shipping warehouse is located across the River Road. The Boarding house was later purchased by the Kuramoto family, who operated the Boarding House from 1920 to 1942. The Kuramoto family was interned during WWII and did not return to resume operation of the Boarding House after the War. In 2008 it became the Locke Boarding House, a unit of the State Park System.