Welcome to the Mojave River Valley Museum

The Museum is Located at 270 E. Virginia Way, Barstow, California. Exit I- 15 at Barstow Road and go north one block. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission.

Telephone (760) 256-5452



"Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the scientific, historical and cultural heritage of the Mojave Desert."

The Mojave River Valley Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the scientific, historical and cultural heritage of the past and present, for the of the people of the Mojave River Valley. We have a series of displays that portray the history of the Mojave River Valley from the arrival of Father Garces in 1776 on through pathfinders, pioneers, miners and the present space program. Actual artifacts from the famous Calico Early Man site are on display. Other displays include 19th century mining, gemstones & minerals, railroads, automotive, local history including the first radio station on the high desert, and the famed "headless horseman" found in the desert in 1965. We have extensive newspaper & photo archives. You can also browse our gift- and book shop which has an excellent selection of books of local interest, including our own publications.

Outdoor Displays Include: Santa Fe drover caboose, early 20th century iron strap jail, mining equipment including ore cars, buckets, hoists, and a tractor driven ore crusher.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month (except summers) with interesting speakers, and are open to the public at no charge.

Memberships: They are only \\$ 15.per. year (individual) and $ 20. per year (family). Benefits include our monthly newsletter, field trips, discounts on books in our gift shop. Mojave River Valley Museum Association, 270 E. Virginia Way, P.O. BOX 1282, Barstow, California 92311. Telephone (760) 256-5452.

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New Information: Current Events

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e-mail: hamblin@ca-ois.com or kayedrat@get.net

Field trips: Mojave River Valley Museum group - The field trips are on the first weekend of the month. Call the leaders - Bill and Dottie Mann (760) 256-6141, or Gene and Beverly Stoops (760) 253-2419. Desert Explorers Four-Wheel-Drive group for information call Bob Martin (760) 868-6606 or e-mail bobmartin@snowline.net . See our Web site DESERT EXPLORERS

Mojave Desert Explorers 4 wheel drive club in Barstow, California, part of the Mojave River Valley Museum, website http://wemweb.com/shortfuse/group

We look forward to seeing you!


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