The La Quinta Museum:
Preserving the past, enriching the present and enhancing the future for all generations.

Programs & Events

La Quinta Museum — Don't miss La Quinta's main attraction! The La Quinta Museum showcases La Quinta's history and cultural arts through displays on two floors. There is a diorama of a Cahuilla Indian village and another depicting native animals. Photos of the early resorts remind us of the attraction of the desert early on. The community room exhibits a 32 foot long mural of La Quinta highlights painted by Andre Blanche. While you're there stop in the Museum Store, the place to shop for books about the area and many unique items, some created by local artists. 

The La Quinta Museum is a Cultural Museum with two exhibit galleries. Gallery 1 is local history featuring the Cahuilla Indians, The Desert Club and The La Quinta Hotel. Gallery 2 features new revolving exhibits that change every 3 to 4 months.

All events at the Museum are free of charge.

Museum hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm

Admission: Free


La Quinta Museum Coloring Club for Adults

Friday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. —

We are coloring the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Coloring pages will be provided. Coloring books are available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

Mah Jongg

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. —

Crak! Bam! Dot! Come and play at the Museum. Every Saturday. This is not a class with an instructor, but all levels are welcome. 

STITCH

Tuesday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. —

Bring your own project to work on. Be inspired and share with fellow quilters, knitters, needle pointers and weavers.

Mah Jongg

Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. —

Crak! Bam! Dot! Come and play at the Museum. Every Saturday. This is not a class with an instructor, but all levels are welcome. 

STITCH

Tuesday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m. —

Bring your own project to work on. Be inspired and share with fellow quilters, knitters, needle pointers and weavers.

La Quinta Museum Coloring Club for Adults

Friday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. —

We are coloring the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Coloring pages will be provided. Coloring books are available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

Mah Jongg

Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. —

Crak! Bam! Dot! Come and play at the Museum. Every Saturday. This is not a class with an instructor, but all levels are welcome. 

STITCH

Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. —

Bring your own project to work on. Be inspired and share with fellow quilters, knitters, needle pointers and weavers.

Mah Jongg

Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. —

Crak! Bam! Dot! Come and play at the Museum. Every Saturday. This is not a class with an instructor, but all levels are welcome. 

STITCH

Tuesday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. —

Bring your own project to work on. Be inspired and share with fellow quilters, knitters, needle pointers and weavers.

La Quinta Museum Coloring Club for Adults

Friday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. —

We are coloring the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Coloring pages will be provided. Coloring books are available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.

Mah Jongg

Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. —

Crak! Bam! Dot! Come and play at the Museum. Every Saturday. This is not a class with an instructor, but all levels are welcome. 

Exhibits

Exhibits

Heartbreak in Peanuts
This traveling exhibit comes from the Charles Schulz Museum. On exhibit through April 7, 2018.

LOL: History of Humor
Come explore the history of humor, from Caesar and William Shakespeare to emojis. What makes you laugh? On exhibit through April 7, 2018.

Community Room
Mural by André Blanché (part of La Quinta Art in Public Places Program)
Dorothea Lange photo gallery of Coachella Valley images.

Local History Gallery
Features Cahuilla Indian and local La Quinta history.

For the full complement of exhibits and programs, please click here: La Quinta Museum Facebook Page
Historical Society

Historical Society

The La Quinta Historical Society is a volunteer, non-profit service organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich multicultural history of La Quinta through:

  1. Maintaining a collection of archives and artifacts pertaining to the history of La Quinta.
  2. Educational Programs
  3. Community Outreach Programs.

La Quinta Historical Society strives to touch all ages from Youth to Seniors, socio-economic and multi-ethnic groups, community residents and area visitors, in an effort to link the present, the past and the future with the treasured history of La Quinta.

For information or details, please call: 760-564-1283

http://www.laquintahistoricalsociety.com/

https://www.facebook.com/lqhistory/

Location

Location

77-885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-7170

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Contact

Contact

77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-7170

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm

About

About

Don't miss La Quinta's main attraction! The La Quinta Museum showcases the city's history and cultural arts through displays on two floors. The local history gallery features dioramas depicting native animals and a Cahuilla village, as well as historical resort photos, reminding us of the attraction of the early desert.  Experience new exhibits in the upstairs galleries, and enjoy a 32-foot long mural of La Quinta, painted by André Blanché, in the community room.  Visit the Museum Shop for books and unique items, some created by local artists.

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