Tulare County Museum

Current Exhibits

The Tulare County Museum features many rotating and permanent exhibits. The original museum building features an extensive collection of Yokuts baskets, artifacts of the pioneer era, agriculture equipment, and many other treasures that tell the history of Tulare County.

 

The Pioneer Village area of the Museum contains restored school houses, homes built in the 19th century, Visalia's first jail, a caboose, and much more! Visitors are encouraged to explore these structures inside and out.

Surprise School

Emken House

Cramer House and the Lamotte School

Caboose

The newest addition to the museum is the History of Farm Labor and Agriculture Museum, where each cultural group and their contributions to farm labor and agriculture will be featured.  Located inside is also a state of the art theater that is used for video presentations that feature the films created by the Tulare County Office of Education.

Upstairs in the Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum

The current exhibit in the History of Farm Labor and Agriculture Museum is  “Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity: Celebrating Chinese Experiences in Tulare County”.  This Display showcases the history of local Chinese families, their journeys to California, and their influence on agriculture in Tulare County.  On display you will see items used in the agriculture industry, photos shared by the local community, and items that highlight the culture that is still prevalent today.