Last updated: 9/20/2012
Clovis, California
Street Address
401 Pollasky Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
Mailing Address
401 Pollasky Ave
Clovis, CA 93612
phone: 559-297-8033
e-mail: aclovism@sbcglobal.net
web: clovis-museum.com
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
We also invite you to ask us to open for special occasions and by special appointment for tours.
Public service information is provided free to the community through our "Let's Talk Clovis" and "Clovis Living Legend" programs at the Clovis District Memorial Building, 453 Hughes, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The series are filmed and made available to the public for review.
Admissions
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Peg Bos, President and Museum Curator
Description

We are the Clovis, CA, historical museum established to expand the knowledge of the Clovis area's significant past regarding our early enhabitants and immigrants.

We are located at the south-east corner of Pollasky Ave and Fourth Street, in the heart of Old Town Clovis, amid cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, gift shops, tea rooms, delis, flower shops, the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, and antiques stores galore. A visit to the Clovis Museum can be an adventure for you and your family in this down-town area

Mission

To provide educational programs, historical records, and family histories of the early Clovis, CA, inhabitants

History

The City of Clovis, CA, is a centenial city, having been established on February 27, 1912, in the county of Fresno, CA.

Artifact Collections
  • 1. Remnants of the Shaver Lake to Clovis Flume
  • 2. Festus (from Gunsmoke) display
  • 3. Military collection dedicated to Clovis Veterans
  • 4. Dr. McMurtry (early Clovis Surgeon) display
  • 5. Ivory comb collection
  • 6. Display of Yakut Indian artifacts, baskets, and grinding stones
  • 7. More memoriabilia of the early pioneer life in Clovis
  • Research Collections
  • 1. Historical information of over 400 Clovis pioneering families
  • 2. Yearbooks of the Clovis High School to the 1964 graduation class
  • Educational Programs

    Our docents provide educational lectures to schools, service organizations, or other groups, on request.

    • 1. Monthly lectures ("Let's Talk Clovis) open to all interested parties
    • 2. Monthly tours to selected grammar school classes
    • 3. City of Clovis tours provided by docents, by prior arrangement
    • 5. Bi-monthly written historical articles for local newspapers
    Facilities

    The museum is located in a historical building at the South-East corner of 4th Street and Pollasky Ave, the heart of Old Down-Town Clovis. Originally built as the 1st State Bank, it was converted to the Clovis Municipal Courthouse when the bank experienced bancruptcy in the early 1930s.

    Governance

    The museum is governed by the Officers and Board members of the Clovis-Big Dry Creek Historical Society, a California non-profit agency.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    The Clovis-Big Dry Creek Historical Society publishes a monthly newsletter to paid members only, but, our web site, clovis-museum.com, is available at all times for distribution of our lecture schedule and the schedule of meetings for the Board.

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Clovis and Fresno County books of historical interest are available for purchase.

    Gift Shop

    Group Tours

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