Tulare County Museum

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 newest exhibit in the History of Farm Labor and Agriculture Museum is Exploring America‚Äôs Frontier: Westward Settler Experiences in Tulare County. This exhibit showcases items from all historical museums in Tulare County and local families that tell the stories of the pioneers who came to Tulare county between 1850 and 1900. Many of the family names you may still recognize as prominent in our community! A featured piece is a covered wagon that brought the Cole family, orange farmers in Strathmore, to California from Texas in 1864. This exhibit will be on display for the remainder of 2022 and we hope you will come and see it!