Hesperia Old Town Museum Collection

Hesperia Old Town Museum Collection The newly published book on Hesperia's history is now available. On sale at Bodacious Bundts, Barnes & Noble, Walgreen's and Amazon.com. Non Profit/Public service to preserve Hesperia's History through education
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Operating as usual

05/13/2021

We are going to start using #preservinghesperiashistory

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05/05/2021
What Makes History, History? – Gingers Have Souls

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What Makes History, History? Posted on February 13, 2018February 18, 2018 What is it makes history, history? Do you know? Because I for sure did not know the answer to this question before this unit. The textbook definition of history is “the study of past events, particularly in human affairs”....

04/07/2021
03/22/2021
Update 3/22/21

We will be closed March 22 and March 24. We will reopen March 29th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The Hesperia Museum will reopen Jan 4. We are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm and  by special appointment. F...
12/26/2020

The Hesperia Museum will reopen Jan 4. We are open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm and by special appointment. For further information contact Hesperia Rec and Parks at 760 244-5488

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will be back at the Heseria Museum 16367 Main st on Jan 4...
12/24/2020

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will be back at the Heseria Museum 16367 Main st on Jan 4th 9am to 1pm MayGod Bless you all.

I am working on a collection of photos that the Chapman Family donated to the museum. These are from 1968 when the const...
12/02/2020

I am working on a collection of photos that the Chapman Family donated to the museum. These are from 1968 when the construction of Lake Silverwood and the Cedar Spring's Dam started. Prior to Lake Silverwood that valley area was the small community of Cedar Springs. Thank you Chapman Family for the donation

11/30/2020
We have a web page under construction. We will be improving it to show the various projects that have in development and...
11/27/2020
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We have a web page under construction. We will be improving it to show the various projects that have in development and items that we have for donations to help support the collection. Our Moto is "Preserving Hesperias History through Education"

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We are so happy that you decided to stop by. We have two collections on display. The Hesperia Old Town Museum Collection and the Swisher/McGinnis Collection. You are cordially invited to explore our History Museum, where we have information and artifacts of Hesperia's history dating back to the 184...

11/18/2020
Here are some of the new additions to the collection. Thank you to the Minister/Walter's family. There are a out 40 phot...
11/15/2020

Here are some of the new additions to the collection. Thank you to the Minister/Walter's family. There are a out 40 photos dating back to the 19-Teens.i will be working on placing them into an Album dedicated to the families. Come on by to view the collection Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 1pm or by special appointment. 16367 Main St Hesperia Ca between 2nd and 3rd. For further information contact Hesperia Rec and Park District at 760 244-5488.

We have 40 new photos dating back in the 19teens to 20s. These were donated by the the Walters/Minister families.
11/13/2020

We have 40 new photos dating back in the 19teens to 20s. These were donated by the the Walters/Minister families.

I am here at the Hesperia Histoy Museum from 9am to 1pm at 16367 Main St.
11/04/2020

I am here at the Hesperia Histoy Museum from 9am to 1pm at 16367 Main St.

I had a great time visiting with David Minister yesterday Oct 23, 2020. He is part of the Minister and Walters family th...
10/25/2020

I had a great time visiting with David Minister yesterday Oct 23, 2020. He is part of the Minister and Walters family that settled into Hesperia just after the turn of the century. Photos and more details as to how the Walters and Ministers helped shape Hesperia History.
We are always looking to enhance and make the collections at the Hesperia Rec and Park Harrison Exhibit Center more accurate and complete. We have 2 collections on display at the Center. Hesperia Old Town Collection and the Swisher/McGinnis collection. We are at 16367 Main Street. Between 2nd and 3rd. I will be at the museum beginning Nov 2 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm and by special appointment. We will keep you updated with more details as they become available.
"Preserving Hesperia's History Through Education""

10/12/2020

We will be reopening the Museum on Monday Nov 2. It will be open Mondays and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm. Also by special appointment. As volunteers Docents become available, we will expand days open

We will re-opening Novemer 2nd and will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm and by special appointment. We ca...
10/12/2020

We will re-opening Novemer 2nd and will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 1pm and by special appointment. We can be contacted at Hesperia Rec and Parks At 760 244-5488 or me (Griz) at 760 559-1869 this is Old Town Griz at the Victorville Rotary giving a presentation.

We are getting a new sign for the Museum and are working to reopen it. I will pass on more information as it is availabl...
10/12/2020

We are getting a new sign for the Museum and are working to reopen it. I will pass on more information as it is available. I am currently doing presentations for schools and organizations. We are working on Geocaches at the various Hesperia Historic Markers. Several short videos are in process to inform and educate on our communities history. Preserving our history through education. Feel free to message me or email me. [email protected]
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

07/08/2020

We will be reopening the Museum in August and will keep you posted.

I am teaching 18 session on Hesperias History at Excelsior Charter school
02/18/2020

I am teaching 18 session on Hesperias History at Excelsior Charter school

09/03/2019
Hesperia's first water source. "The Flume"

Shelly and I went out to some of the Hesperia Historical Monuments this morning. We are going to produce a 30 to 45 sec video for each of the monuments. Here is the prototype.

08/26/2019

Here is a current project we are working on. There is a program called Uncovered in the Archives. We should be doing some fil.i g for it next month for an episode about Hesperias History. As details develop, I will keep you updated.

08/04/2014

Who was Silas Cox in Hesperia's history

Did you know we have 15 Historic Monuments in Hesperia. Visit Hesperia Rec and Parks for details or the Harrison Exhibit...
06/07/2014

Did you know we have 15 Historic Monuments in Hesperia. Visit Hesperia Rec and Parks for details or the Harrison Exhibit Center Monday -Thursday 9-1 and the first Saturday of the month 9-1

Three south east corner stones from the Hesperia Hotel built in 1887
06/07/2014

Three south east corner stones from the Hesperia Hotel built in 1887

03/05/2014
Hesperia Old Town Museum Collection

Here is a little more detail on the question. Come Thursday I will post the answer on the Harrison Exhibit Center Face Book Page. The Center has a great display of Hesperia History. Please visit the page and like and or share it. Thank you

Old Town Griz

What event happened back in Aug 20th of 1885 at 10:25 am that helped bring elixer of life to Hesperia

03/05/2014

What event happened back in Aug 20th of 1885 at 10:25 am that helped bring elixer of life to Hesperia

03/10/2013

Thank you Patrick for sharing these Photos. Patrick ran across these original negs a few years ago in an estate. He has been gracious to share them with us and is working with the museum as we can to acquire top quality prints from the negs for the museum collection. These photos date back to about 1914 or so when Walters Store first opened.

02/27/2012

We make history every day. What will that history be?

Check out what the Hesperia Old Town Museum group is up to and it newest addition to Hesperia Past Present & Future coll...
07/16/2011

Check out what the Hesperia Old Town Museum group is up to and it newest addition to Hesperia Past Present & Future collection "A Time of Growth"

Check out what the Hesperia Old Town Museum group is up to and it newest addition to Hesperia Past Present & Future collection "A Time of Growth"

03/24/2011

Hello Hesperia History Fans.
I am tring to obtain 21 photos from the 1910-20 era of Hesperia. One is the earliest photo I have seen of Walters Store abot 1914-15. These are from the original Negs and would be a great addition to the Museum Collection. Hope I can come to a deal on them.

Griz

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16367 Main St
Hesperia, CA
92345

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00

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(760) 559-1869

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Although not as old, I am sharing these scans of the old Hesperia Fire Department patches from my personal collection.
Hesperia, Ca.
My Dad had a store on Main Street in Hesperia called Wilson's sporting goods, feed and tackle in the late 60's to 70's. I would love to find photos of it or any information on it. I don't know the address but it is now a thrift store.
I am looking for a map of Hesperia from 1997. Any ideas were i could find it? Thanks