Searles Valley
Historical Society

Member of the Conference of California Historical Societies
2007 Winner of California Governor's Award for Historical Preservation
Old Guest House Museum  - Built in 1917
California Point of Historical Interest  SBR #122
Trona History House
Built in 1920

Our Purpose
Museum Properties
The Searles Valley Historical Society was founded in 1979 as a non-profit corporation. Its primary purpose is to bring together people interested in history, especially in the history of Searles Valley, and to preserve the history of Searles Valley for future generations.  You can learn about all of our activities by clicking Master Site Map selecting those parts of our history that interest you.  The society has five properties to further their goals. These are the Old Guest House Museum, the Searles Valley History House, the Trona Railway Museum, the Trona Railway Caboose and the Argus Fire Station with 2 fire engines.

***DUE TO EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE, THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***
***THE HISTORY HOUSE AND THE RAILROAD MUSEUMS ARE BOTH OPEN BY APPOINTMENT***
CALL ANN EPPERLY AT (760) 372-5576
OR CATHY HESEMAN (ALTERNATE) AT (760) 372-4874
**The Archive Center houses our large collection of photos and documents including newspapers, maps, magazines, a library, letters and files of Trona, Searles Valley, and surrounding areas.  These are available for extensive research by appointment.  The center will be open to casual researchers on the last Saturday of the month.  Phone number 760-372-5200 or email tronamuseum@verizon.net.  Address is 13325 Jones St., Trona, CA 93562.**
NOTE: The Archives Center will be closed on November 30th and December 28th, 2019.

Museum Hours
Monday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SundayClosed
By appointment, call760-372-5222

 

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Go toLink to another web site that has links to other museums in Mojave Desert | (Note: this link leaves the SVHS web site)

Searles Valley Historical Society
P. O. Box 630
13193 Main Street
Trona, CA 93592-0630
Phone (760) 372-5222    e-mail 

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Reproduction or other uses of any of these contents  without the written permission of the owner is prohibited.
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This web site is maintained by Barbara Gossett. Updated 9/18/2019