Kearney Mansion Museum

Kearney Mansion Museum Providing a glimpse of the San Joaquin Valley's agricultural beginnings through the life of Ag pioneer, M. Theo Kearney. This turn-of-the-century mansion, once headquarters of Kearney's Fruit Vale Estate, is located at the beautiful 225 acre Kearney Park.

WEEKEND GUIDED TOURS - WE'RE OPEN! Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. ADDITIONAL SUMMER WEEKDAY HOURS
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12 Noon. PRICING
Adults: $10.00
Seniors/Children 5 to 12 years: $8.00
Children 4 and under: FREE
Members: FREE

Advance Reservations are encouraged at www.valleyhistory.org/visit. Closed on sele

WEEKEND GUIDED TOURS - WE'RE OPEN! Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. ADDITIONAL SUMMER WEEKDAY HOURS
Available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12 Noon. PRICING
Adults: $10.00
Seniors/Children 5 to 12 years: $8.00
Children 4 and under: FREE
Members: FREE

Advance Reservations are encouraged at www.valleyhistory.org/visit. Closed on sele

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Getting pumped creating the playlist for Fresno County Historical Society's sold-out "Fields of Fresno Ag Tour" this Sat...
09/13/2021
Ag Tour Playlist

Getting pumped creating the playlist for Fresno County Historical Society's sold-out "Fields of Fresno Ag Tour" this Saturday. If you missed it this round you can still enjoy the playlist and be with us in spirit!

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We've been waiting! The Mystery Murder Dinner tickets are now available for October!
09/13/2021
DINNER - Mystery at Kearney Mansion | ValleyHistory

We've been waiting! The Mystery Murder Dinner tickets are now available for October!

Are you BOLD enough to visit the Mansion after dark on the very night a murder has taken place? You might want to gather some trusted loved ones and friends to ensure your safety. Synopsis of a Murder at the ManorTucked away in the middle of Kearney Park, Kearney Manor is a fine example of a traditi...

Thank you Fresno County Farm Bureau for sharing Ag Net's interview with the UC Extension of Fresno. We look forward to l...
07/29/2021
Preparing to Harvest Raisins Under Smoky Skies: What Growers Need to Know - American Vineyard Magazine

Thank you Fresno County Farm Bureau for sharing Ag Net's interview with the UC Extension of Fresno. We look forward to learning more from Fresno County Farm Bureau on our Fields of Fresno Ag Tour September 18th. valleyhistory.org/ag-tour

Most agricultural news coverage of the wildfire impact last year focused on the wine grape industry. Though raisins don’t share the same concern for smoke taint as wine grapes, the lack of radiant sunlight due to smoky overcast skies had a significant effect on the sugar accumulation and natural d...

07/24/2021
From the Fresno County Historical Society, THANK YOU to our Farmer Level Sponsors so far: Access Plus Capital, African A...
07/19/2021

From the Fresno County Historical Society, THANK YOU to our Farmer Level Sponsors so far: Access Plus Capital, African American Farmers of California, Central Valley Community Foundation, Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce and Harrison Co.! This event is now SOLD OUT; but you can still get on the wait list.

From the Fresno County Historical Society, THANK YOU to our Farmer Level Sponsors so far: Access Plus Capital, African American Farmers of California, Central Valley Community Foundation, Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce and Harrison Co.! This event is now SOLD OUT; but you can still get on the wait list.

Thank you to our Farmer Level sponsors so far! Access Plus Capital, Central Valley Community Foundation, Fresno County F...
07/06/2021

Thank you to our Farmer Level sponsors so far! Access Plus Capital, Central Valley Community Foundation, Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce, and Harrison Company.

Thank you to our Farmer Level sponsors so far! Access Plus Capital, Central Valley Community Foundation, Fresno County Farm Bureau, Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce, and Harrison Company.

By popular demand..."Fields of Fresno Ag Tour: A Farmer's Story" on Sat. Sept. 18th, 2021! Register to experience a farm...
07/02/2021
Fields of Fresno Ag Tour | ValleyHistory

By popular demand..."Fields of Fresno Ag Tour: A Farmer's Story" on Sat. Sept. 18th, 2021! Register to experience a farmer's story ON TOUR.
https://www.valleyhistory.org/product-page/fields-of-fresno-ag-tour

On September 18th, the Society will partner with the Fresno County Farm Bureau to provide an engaging, educational and fun Ag Tour in and around Fresno County. This experience will include a coach bus ride through beautiful farmland, Q&A with local farmers, several stops with guided tours and a....

Catch up with the latest news from the Fresno County Historical Society!  Learn about the history of the old Fresno City...
07/01/2021
Fresno County Historical Society Grapevine Newsletter

Catch up with the latest news from the Fresno County Historical Society! Learn about the history of the old Fresno City on Fresno Slough and the history of the Hotel Fresno. Plus - new tours are announced. Look Inside!

Making History Every Day... Monthly news & updates July 1, 2021 A Message from the President Dear Friends, Supporters and Members, I saw a very apt post the other day by a dear friend who put up a dr

07/01/2021
Cool news! It's shaded here at the Kearney Mansion Museum. We're now regularly giving tours every Tuesday and Thursday m...
06/08/2021
#kearneymansionmuseum #shaded #tour #tourist

Cool news! It's shaded here at the Kearney Mansion Museum. We're now regularly giving tours every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon this summer. This is in addition to our regularly scheduled afternoon tours year-around every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Remember to follow Kearney Mansion Museum on TikTok and Instagram. Book your tour online at valleyhistory.org/visit. To book a group tour outside of this schedule email Candice Hill Troutman at [email protected].

KearneyMansionMuseum (@kearneymansionmuseum) has created a short video on TikTok with music Smooth Bird Twitter. | #kearneymansionmuseum #shaded #tour #tourist | It's cool and shaded at Kearney Mansion

This bike group leveled up! They rode from downtown Fresno to the Kearney Mansion Museum for a tour with us this past Sa...
05/31/2021

This bike group leveled up! They rode from downtown Fresno to the Kearney Mansion Museum for a tour with us this past Saturday. Book a tour at www.valleyhistory.org/visit

We’ve opened the Fresno County Historical Society’s archives to bring you our latest exhibit, "Fashionable Fresno: Style...
05/22/2021

We’ve opened the Fresno County Historical Society’s archives to bring you our latest exhibit, "Fashionable Fresno: Styles from 1910 through the 1930s”! Enjoy this very special exhibit as part of your tour through the mansion. Hope to see you this weekend!

05/20/2021

Each quarter we'll display a new gallery. View our previous exhibit at the Kearney Mansion Museum of Fresno's first mayors during the early years of the city. To visit our current gallery display of Fashionable Fresno from the early 1900s, book a tour at www.valleyhistory.org/visit.

Happy Sunday! ☀️Ever been to Kearney Park but haven’t been into the mansion for a tour? Today’s the day! Tours are today...
05/16/2021

Happy Sunday! ☀️
Ever been to Kearney Park but haven’t been into the mansion for a tour? Today’s the day! Tours are today at 1pm & 2pm. We can’t wait to see you!
*Purchase your 🎟‘s here: https://www.valleyhistory.org/visit

Happy Sunday! ☀️
Ever been to Kearney Park but haven’t been into the mansion for a tour? Today’s the day! Tours are today at 1pm & 2pm. We can’t wait to see you!
*Purchase your 🎟‘s here: https://www.valleyhistory.org/visit

Visit the Kearney Mansion Museum and Gallery to learn more about the clothing, styles, stores and advertising in the Val...
05/11/2021

Visit the Kearney Mansion Museum and Gallery to learn more about the clothing, styles, stores and advertising in the Valley during the early 20th century in the newly installed "Fashionable Fresno: Styles from 1910 through the 1930s," open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.

The eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw an evolution in shopping spurred by a faster turnover of manufactured "fashionable" goods and an increase in department stores selling them. These shops pioneered new techniques of window display. Rather than piling their stock up-as had been common in markets and bazaars-they sold goods in mannered and self-conscious window displays, intended to sell nonessential goods.

In cities, where competition was strongest, stores had larger windows and more frequently changing displays. A visitor to London in 1786 wrote of "A cunning device for showing women's materials whether they are silks, chintzes, or muslins, they hang down in folds behind the fine high windows so that the effect of this and that material, as it would be in the ordinary folds of a woman's dress, can be studied." This comment suggests that there was an awareness of sophisticated marketing techniques and a developing vocabulary for display in the late eighteenth century, which would be developed but not improved upon by later generations.

By the nineteenth century the small store with glass windows and some form of gas lighting dominated the main street. The arrival of department stores in the 1850s-multistoried buildings that utilized plate glass in long, uninterrupted window displays-would herald a new display aesthetic. Fashion goods began to be displayed in lifelike room settings, with mannequins. Known as "open displays," these windows relied on themes and narratives, rather than sheer quantity of goods, for visual impact. The window display was now contextualizing goods, giving them precise domestic or cultural settings and imparting qualities other than practicality and price. In these displays the fixtures, stands, and mannequins, came into their own. Unfashionable stock goods continued to be displayed as though they were on a market stall-piled high or stacked in rows in the windows in "massed displays."

In Fresno, there was always a competition to see which store window could have the classiest and most fashionable exhibit, particularly for Back-to-School and Christmas. One of the most highly-regarded and beloved department stores was E. Gottschalk & Co., founded by immigrant, Emil Gottschalk, in 1904 as a dry goods store in downtown Fresno. Ten years later, the store grew enough to move into another building with ten times the amount of space. In 1914, the new “Wonder” Store was touted as the most modern store on the West Coast and that the women of Fresno would be “promised a great treat when the store opened.” Alongside these two iconic entities, many brightly lit store windows sparkled along the downtown streets and beckoned all with the promise of the finest fashions, noisiest toys and dapper hats for residents of all ages.

05/09/2021

Wonderful mother's day tea today along our veranda. Thank you to our attendees for treating and honoring your mother this weekend at the Kearney Mansion Museum.

Tour Guide Cafe on TikTok
05/09/2021
Tour Guide Cafe on TikTok

Tour Guide Cafe on TikTok

Floral demo at the Kearney Mansion Museum! Hosted by the Fresno County Historical Society. valleyhistory.org #kearneymansionmuseum

The lovely Kearney Mansion Museum makes a memorable place to host your next outside event on our veranda as you gaze on ...
05/09/2021

The lovely Kearney Mansion Museum makes a memorable place to host your next outside event on our veranda as you gaze on the unforgettable view of Palm trees filled within Kearney Park. For reservations contact our Development Director Candice Pendergrass at [email protected].

Hello Facebook! 👋After 13 long months of closure, we have officially reopened for tours! We’re excited to not only be ab...
05/01/2021

Hello Facebook! 👋
After 13 long months of closure, we have officially reopened for tours! We’re excited to not only be able to host tours again, but also to connect w/ you via our new Facebook & Instagram! The Kearney Mansion Museum is ran by the Fresno County Historical Society (a non-profit organization) and your support would mean so much to us!

Tours are: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 1, 2 & 3pm. 1 and 2 pm are the inside tours. 3 pm tours are the outdoor tours. Adults: $10 Seniors/Children(5-12 yrs): $8, Children 4 & under: FREE, Members: FREE. Starting June - mid August additional summer tour hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am, 11 and 12 Noon.

Please note: Please wear your mask. We’ll be maintaining a 50% capacity for the safety of our guests & staff.😷

*Purchase your 🎟‘s here: https://www.valleyhistory.org/visit

Hello Facebook! 👋
After 13 long months of closure, we have officially reopened for tours! We’re excited to not only be able to host tours again, but also to connect w/ you via our new Facebook & Instagram! The Kearney Mansion Museum is ran by the Fresno County Historical Society (a non-profit organization) and your support would mean so much to us!

Tours are: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 1, 2 & 3pm. 1 and 2 pm are the inside tours. 3 pm tours are the outdoor tours. Adults: $10 Seniors/Children(5-12 yrs): $8, Children 4 & under: FREE, Members: FREE. Starting June - mid August additional summer tour hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am, 11 and 12 Noon.

Please note: Please wear your mask. We’ll be maintaining a 50% capacity for the safety of our guests & staff.😷

*Purchase your 🎟‘s here: https://www.valleyhistory.org/visit

Address

7160 West Kearney Boulevard
Fresno, CA
93706

Opening Hours

Friday 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 1pm - 2pm
2pm - 3pm
Sunday 1pm - 2pm
2pm - 3pm

Telephone

+15594410862

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