Street Address
125 East College
Covina, CA 91723
Mailing Address
P.O. Box
Covina, CA 91723
Admissions
no charge
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Rosemarie Lippman, Curator
phone: 626-966-5855
Laura Brady, Docent
Bill Stone, Walking Tour Guide
Helen Merrick, Historic Home Resource

Description

Intimate local history museum that offers much insight and information about agricultural production in the San Gabriel Valley. Many 3D artifacts that illustrate life in the early part of the last century. Scores of schoolchildren visit for a glimpse of early Covina history.

History

The Covina Valley Historical Society was organized in 1969. Membership hovers around 250 members. The City of Covina allowed the CVHS to transform an old Firehouse and Jail into a museum in 1978. Community interest was high for such a worthwhile project and within three years the building was rennovated. A local community museum was assembled shortly afterward and is still enjoyed by hundreds of schoolchildren and visitors each year.

Artifacts Collections

One of the most complete collections of citrus records and memorabilia in southern California.

Research Collections

Citrus Packing House Records, Meteorological Records and Original Graphs, 3D agricultural artifacts

Educational Programs

Guided tours for mostly 3rd and 4th graders include a living history demonstation of orange packing on an actual historic packing stand by Vollie Moore (100 years young) and she actually worked in a packing plant.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    Covina Historical Society Quarterly Newsletter