Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage

Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage The mission of the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage is to collect, preserve and recognize Arcadia's heritage; to create a shared identity for a diverse community; and to celebrate the City's rich history with exhibits and programs.

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The person to own Rancho Santa Anita for the least amount of time was Joseph A. Rowe. Rowe intended to use the Rancho as...
11/25/2021

The person to own Rancho Santa Anita for the least amount of time was Joseph A. Rowe. Rowe intended to use the Rancho as his home base while traveling throghout the country with his circus. Unfortunately, he went bankrupt and had to sell his land ownings.

Join us next week for another round of #TriviaTuesday

The person to own Rancho Santa Anita for the least amount of time was Joseph A. Rowe. Rowe intended to use the Rancho as his home base while traveling throghout the country with his circus. Unfortunately, he went bankrupt and had to sell his land ownings.

Join us next week for another round of #TriviaTuesday

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving, from the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage!

The Gilb Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 26. The Museum will reopen for regular hours o...
11/25/2021

The Gilb Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 26. The Museum will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, November 27.

Happy Holidays!

The Gilb Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 26. The Museum will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, November 27.

Happy Holidays!

#OnThisDay Albert Snyder, grandson of Lucky Baldwin claimed bankruptcy. Albert would also claim his mother incompetent i...
11/24/2021

#OnThisDay Albert Snyder, grandson of Lucky Baldwin claimed bankruptcy. Albert would also claim his mother incompetent in attempt to gain control of her inheritance. Talk about family drama! 😮

#OnThisDay Albert Snyder, grandson of Lucky Baldwin claimed bankruptcy. Albert would also claim his mother incompetent in attempt to gain control of her inheritance. Talk about family drama! 😮

What are you up to this Thanksgiving break? Come visit the Gilb Musueum! This week we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, an...
11/23/2021

What are you up to this Thanksgiving break? Come visit the Gilb Musueum! This week we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Admission is always free.

📷: The Arcadia Bulletin, published November 24, 1917

What are you up to this Thanksgiving break? Come visit the Gilb Musueum! This week we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Admission is always free.

📷: The Arcadia Bulletin, published November 24, 1917

#TriviaTuesday time! Of all the people who owned Rancho Santa Anita who owned it for the least amount of time? Post your...
11/23/2021

#TriviaTuesday time!

Of all the people who owned Rancho Santa Anita who owned it for the least amount of time?

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday.

#TriviaTuesday time!

Of all the people who owned Rancho Santa Anita who owned it for the least amount of time?

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday.

Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Educ...
11/23/2021

Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Education Center for a FREE snow globe craft.

Supplies are limited. Available until supplies last.

Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Education Center for a FREE snow globe craft.

Supplies are limited. Available until supplies last.

Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Educ...
11/20/2021

Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Education Center for a FREE snow globe craft.

Supplies are limited. Available until supplies last.

Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Education Center for a FREE snow globe craft.

Supplies are limited. Available until supplies last.

Did you guess the right answer to our trivia question?The first play to be shown at Baldwin's Theater was Richard III! A...
11/18/2021

Did you guess the right answer to our trivia question?

The first play to be shown at Baldwin's Theater was Richard III! Actor James O'Neil, who was a famous actor in his time, played the leading role.

Join us next week for another #TriviaTuesday!

Did you guess the right answer to our trivia question?

The first play to be shown at Baldwin's Theater was Richard III! Actor James O'Neil, who was a famous actor in his time, played the leading role.

Join us next week for another #TriviaTuesday!

Are you ready to be a star? The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all a...
11/17/2021

Are you ready to be a star?

The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some fun star-shaped ornaments in time for the holiday.

Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6

Are you ready to be a star?

The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some fun star-shaped ornaments in time for the holiday.

Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6

It's #TriviaTuesday time! What was the first play to be shown in Lucky Baldwin's theater in San Francisco? a. Othellob. ...
11/16/2021

It's #TriviaTuesday time! What was the first play to be shown in Lucky Baldwin's theater in San Francisco?

a. Othello
b. Macbeth
c. Richard III

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday.

It's #TriviaTuesday time! What was the first play to be shown in Lucky Baldwin's theater in San Francisco?

a. Othello
b. Macbeth
c. Richard III

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday.

Are you ready to be a star? The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all a...
11/12/2021

Are you ready to be a star?

The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some fun star-shaped ornaments in time for the holiday.

Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6

Are you ready to be a star?

The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some fun star-shaped ornaments in time for the holiday.

Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6

Did you guess the symbol from Wednesday's post? The symbol was from the Co-Operative Arcadians, a group that would later...
11/12/2021

Did you guess the symbol from Wednesday's post?
The symbol was from the Co-Operative Arcadians, a group that would later be known as the Arcadia Women's Club.

Thanks for joining us for #WhatIsIt Wednesday! Tune in to our social media next week.

Did you guess the symbol from Wednesday's post?
The symbol was from the Co-Operative Arcadians, a group that would later be known as the Arcadia Women's Club.

Thanks for joining us for #WhatIsIt Wednesday! Tune in to our social media next week.

Reminder: The Gilb Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of #VeteransDay
11/11/2021

Reminder: The Gilb Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of #VeteransDay

Reminder: The Gilb Museum will be closed tomorrow in observance of #VeteransDay

#WhatIsIt Wednesday is here! What clubr or organization in Arcadia had this symbol in 1914?Post your guesses in the comm...
11/10/2021

#WhatIsIt Wednesday is here!
What clubr or organization in Arcadia had this symbol in 1914?

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Friday.

#WhatIsIt Wednesday is here!
What clubr or organization in Arcadia had this symbol in 1914?

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Friday.

Today the Gilb's #MobileMuseum was on location at Highland Oaks Elementary. 3rd graders got some hands-on learning with ...
11/09/2021

Today the Gilb's #MobileMuseum was on location at Highland Oaks Elementary. 3rd graders got some hands-on learning with some Museum artifacts.

Go Hawks!

Today the Gilb's #MobileMuseum was on location at Highland Oaks Elementary. 3rd graders got some hands-on learning with some Museum artifacts.

Go Hawks!

#DidYouKnow that you can see the Gilb Museum's Arcadia Women's Club collection on the California Revealed website? Check...
11/08/2021

#DidYouKnow that you can see the Gilb Museum's Arcadia Women's Club collection on the California Revealed website? Check it out! https://bit.ly/2YlrSXy

This collecition cosists of several scrapbooks and additional items that were donated to the Museum in 2014. Through grant funding provided by the California State Library the Gilb Museum was able to hire two interns to digitize and curate this collection!

More info about the digitization process and scope of this project can be found at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage website.

#DidYouKnow that you can see the Gilb Museum's Arcadia Women's Club collection on the California Revealed website? Check it out! https://bit.ly/2YlrSXy

This collecition cosists of several scrapbooks and additional items that were donated to the Museum in 2014. Through grant funding provided by the California State Library the Gilb Museum was able to hire two interns to digitize and curate this collection!

More info about the digitization process and scope of this project can be found at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage website.

Are you ready? The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Fili...
11/06/2021

Are you ready?
The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some awesome crafts!

Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6

Are you ready?
The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some awesome crafts!

Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6

The Baldwin Series is now on YouTube! Visit the Gilb Museum's YouTube page to see presentations on Elias Jackson "Lucky"...
11/06/2021

The Baldwin Series is now on YouTube!
Visit the Gilb Museum's YouTube page to see presentations on Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, Anita Baldwin, and Clara Baldwin Stocker.

Check out the videos here: https://bit.ly/2ZRjU9D

The Baldwin Series is now on YouTube!
Visit the Gilb Museum's YouTube page to see presentations on Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin, Anita Baldwin, and Clara Baldwin Stocker.

Check out the videos here: https://bit.ly/2ZRjU9D

Did you guess this week's #WhatIsIt Wednesday item?It is a Creative Writing Workbook distributed by the Arcadia Unified ...
11/05/2021

Did you guess this week's #WhatIsIt Wednesday item?

It is a Creative Writing Workbook distributed by the Arcadia Unified School District in 1959.

Join us next week for another #WhatIsIt Wednesday!

Did you guess this week's #WhatIsIt Wednesday item?

It is a Creative Writing Workbook distributed by the Arcadia Unified School District in 1959.

Join us next week for another #WhatIsIt Wednesday!

Did you guess the correct answer for this week's #TriviaTuesday?  Which of these items is something that Msueum staff ha...
11/04/2021

Did you guess the correct answer for this week's #TriviaTuesday? Which of these items is something that Msueum staff has NOT found in the Museum's collections?

The answer is C. horse figurines! All other items, including the bricks and underwear have been found in the Museum's collections!

Join us next week for another round of Trivia Tuesday!

Did you guess the correct answer for this week's #TriviaTuesday? Which of these items is something that Msueum staff has NOT found in the Museum's collections?

The answer is C. horse figurines! All other items, including the bricks and underwear have been found in the Museum's collections!

Join us next week for another round of Trivia Tuesday!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for our Clara Baldwin Stocker program. This is the last of our 3-part Baldwin series. Learn ...
11/04/2021

Be sure to join us tomorrow for our Clara Baldwin Stocker program. This is the last of our 3-part Baldwin series. Learn about a woman who lived a lavish life of intrigue, passion, and a desire for fine jewels.

Regiser here: bit.ly/3jjZ2hH

Be sure to join us tomorrow for our Clara Baldwin Stocker program. This is the last of our 3-part Baldwin series. Learn about a woman who lived a lavish life of intrigue, passion, and a desire for fine jewels.

Regiser here: bit.ly/3jjZ2hH

#WhatIsIt Wednesday time! What item is featured here? Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Fr...
11/03/2021

#WhatIsIt Wednesday time!

What item is featured here? Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Friday.

#WhatIsIt Wednesday time!

What item is featured here? Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Friday.

#TriviaTuesday is back! Which of these items is something that Museum staff has NOT found in the Museum's collections? A...
11/02/2021

#TriviaTuesday is back! Which of these items is something that Museum staff has NOT found in the Museum's collections?

A. A pair of underwear
B. Glass Contacts
C. A set of horse figurines
D. Lucky Baldwin's bricks

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday!

#TriviaTuesday is back! Which of these items is something that Museum staff has NOT found in the Museum's collections?

A. A pair of underwear
B. Glass Contacts
C. A set of horse figurines
D. Lucky Baldwin's bricks

Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday!

Join us on Friday, November 5 at 10 am to learn all about Clara Baldwin-Stocker. Clara was the first daughter of Elias J...
11/01/2021

Join us on Friday, November 5 at 10 am to learn all about Clara Baldwin-Stocker. Clara was the first daughter of Elias Jackson Baldwin, known for her extravagant parties and love of jewels. Register today to learn more about her!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3jjZ2hH

Join us on Friday, November 5 at 10 am to learn all about Clara Baldwin-Stocker. Clara was the first daughter of Elias Jackson Baldwin, known for her extravagant parties and love of jewels. Register today to learn more about her!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3jjZ2hH

Happy Halloween from the Gilb Museum Staff!
11/01/2021

Happy Halloween from the Gilb Museum Staff!

Happy Halloween from the Gilb Museum Staff!

Come in, my pretties! Come visit the Gilb BOO-seum, and check out our movie section, if you dare! You may just catch a g...
10/30/2021

Come in, my pretties! Come visit the Gilb BOO-seum, and check out our movie section, if you dare!

You may just catch a glimpse of some scary movies that were filmed in Arcadia, like The Dead that Walk!

Come in, my pretties! Come visit the Gilb BOO-seum, and check out our movie section, if you dare!

You may just catch a glimpse of some scary movies that were filmed in Arcadia, like The Dead that Walk!

This weekend be sure to check out the Gilb BOO-seum! That's where we keep our creepy, freaky movie posters, such as this...
10/29/2021

This weekend be sure to check out the Gilb BOO-seum! That's where we keep our creepy, freaky movie posters, such as this one from Zombies of Mora Tau.

This weekend be sure to check out the Gilb BOO-seum! That's where we keep our creepy, freaky movie posters, such as this one from Zombies of Mora Tau.

Want to help the Gilb Museum from home? Help transcribe the historic Anthony W. Wilkinson Collection. Letters can be tra...
10/29/2021

Want to help the Gilb Museum from home? Help transcribe the historic Anthony W. Wilkinson Collection. Letters can be transcribed on the Gilb Museum’s page on http://FromThePage.com.

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3yAT8Pb

Want to help the Gilb Museum from home? Help transcribe the historic Anthony W. Wilkinson Collection. Letters can be transcribed on the Gilb Museum’s page on http://FromThePage.com.

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3yAT8Pb

Thanks @caminogrove for hosting the Gilb Museum! Camino Gove 3rd graders got to learn all about Tongva Native Americans ...
10/28/2021

Thanks @caminogrove for hosting the Gilb Museum!

Camino Gove 3rd graders got to learn all about Tongva Native Americans and create some pretty awesome Tongva English Dictionaries. Go Roadrunners!

@arcadiaunified

Thanks @caminogrove for hosting the Gilb Museum!

Camino Gove 3rd graders got to learn all about Tongva Native Americans and create some pretty awesome Tongva English Dictionaries. Go Roadrunners!

@arcadiaunified

Join us on Friday, November 5 at 10 am to learn all about Clara Baldwin-Stocker. Clara was the first daughter of Elias J...
10/28/2021

Join us on Friday, November 5 at 10 am to learn all about Clara Baldwin-Stocker. Clara was the first daughter of Elias Jackson Baldwin, known for her extravagant parties and love of jewels. Register today to learn more about her!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3jjZ2hH

Join us on Friday, November 5 at 10 am to learn all about Clara Baldwin-Stocker. Clara was the first daughter of Elias Jackson Baldwin, known for her extravagant parties and love of jewels. Register today to learn more about her!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3jjZ2hH

#DidYouKnow October 27 has been celebrated as Tony Antista Day in Arcadia! Antista wrote the Arcadia High School fight s...
10/27/2021
Curator’s Corner: Tony Antista’s Accordion

#DidYouKnow October 27 has been celebrated as Tony Antista Day in Arcadia! Antista wrote the Arcadia High School fight song and had a music shop on Huntington. Check out Curator Stevy and an intern create a box for Antista's accordion!
https://youtu.be/2mFBn5Wr_Tc
#AmericanArchivesMonth

Join Curator Stevy Acevedo and new intern Brendon as we build a custom box for Tony Antista’s accordion. October 27 was also celebrated as Tony Antista Day h...

For the past two days the Gilb Museum was at Longley Way Elementary. Longley Way Kindergarten classes learned about long...
10/27/2021

For the past two days the Gilb Museum was at Longley Way Elementary. Longley Way Kindergarten classes learned about long ago and today. Go Lions!
@arcadiaunified

For the past two days the Gilb Museum was at Longley Way Elementary. Longley Way Kindergarten classes learned about long ago and today. Go Lions!
@arcadiaunified

This photo is from the 1949 Arcadia Peach Blossom Parade! The parade began in West Arcadia at the corner of Naomi Ave &B...
10/22/2021

This photo is from the 1949 Arcadia Peach Blossom Parade! The parade began in West Arcadia at the corner of Naomi Ave &Baldwin Ave, then north to Huntington Dr., to 2nd Ave in downtown Arcadia.

Join us next week for another round of #WhatIsIt Wednesday.

This photo is from the 1949 Arcadia Peach Blossom Parade! The parade began in West Arcadia at the corner of Naomi Ave &Baldwin Ave, then north to Huntington Dr., to 2nd Ave in downtown Arcadia.

Join us next week for another round of #WhatIsIt Wednesday.

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380 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
91007

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Admission is Free!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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(626) 574-5440

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The mission of the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage is to collect, preserve and recognize Arcadia’s heritage, to create a shared identity for a diverse community and to celebrate the City’s rich history with exhibits and educational programs that will encourage community involvement.

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The person to own Rancho Santa Anita for the least amount of time was Joseph A. Rowe. Rowe intended to use the Rancho as his home base while traveling throghout the country with his circus. Unfortunately, he went bankrupt and had to sell his land ownings. Join us next week for another round of #TriviaTuesday
Happy Thanksgiving, from the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage!
The Gilb Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 26. The Museum will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, November 27. Happy Holidays!
#OnThisDay Albert Snyder, grandson of Lucky Baldwin claimed bankruptcy. Albert would also claim his mother incompetent in attempt to gain control of her inheritance. Talk about family drama! 😮
What are you up to this Thanksgiving break? Come visit the Gilb Musueum! This week we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Admission is always free. 📷: The Arcadia Bulletin, published November 24, 1917
#TriviaTuesday time! Of all the people who owned Rancho Santa Anita who owned it for the least amount of time? Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday.
Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Education Center for a FREE snow globe craft. Supplies are limited. Available until supplies last.
Visit the Gilb Museum on Saturday, December 4 to make your own snow globes! From 10am - 12 pm join us in the Museum Education Center for a FREE snow globe craft. Supplies are limited. Available until supplies last.
Did you guess the right answer to our trivia question? The first play to be shown at Baldwin's Theater was Richard III! Actor James O'Neil, who was a famous actor in his time, played the leading role. Join us next week for another #TriviaTuesday!
Are you ready to be a star? The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some fun star-shaped ornaments in time for the holiday. Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6
It's #TriviaTuesday time! What was the first play to be shown in Lucky Baldwin's theater in San Francisco? a. Othello b. Macbeth c. Richard III Post your guesses in the comments! We will reveal the answer on Thursday.
Are you ready to be a star? The Gilb Museum is giving out its newest kit, the Fa-La-la-La Filipino star kit! Learn all about the Filipino culture and create some fun star-shaped ornaments in time for the holiday. Register here for this kit! https://forms.gle/BDpijhuTGhM29Lkg6