Street Address
270 E. Virginia Way
Barstow, CA 92311
Mailing Address
PO Box 1282
Barstow, CA 92311
phone: 760-256-5452
Museum Type(s)
R. E. Hilburn, President
R. Deer, Board Member
P.A. Schoffstall, Treasurer
phone: 760-256-5452


The Mojave River Valley Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the scientific, historical and cultural heritage of the Mojave River Valley. To this end the Museum maintains a series of displays that portray the history of the Mojave River Valley from the arrival of Father Francisco Garcés in 1776 on through the pathfinders, pioneers, miners and into the present space program.


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 continues to operate through the efforts of its members and by donations from the public.