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.

SINCE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY HAS MOVED INTO THE RED TIER, THE OLD GUEST HOUSE MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN.
**PLEASE OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HANDWASHING RULES.  MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  THANK YOU.**

***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.  Phone number 760-372-5200 or email tronamuseum@verizon.net.  Address is 13325 Jones St., Trona, CA 93562.**

**THE OLD GUEST HOUSE MUSEUM HOURS WILL BE TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM THROUGH
SEPTEMBER**

**THE ARCHIVAL BUILDING WILLL BE OPEN NOVEMBER 6TH AND DECEMBER 4TH FROM 1:00PM - 3:00PM**


Museum Hours
MondayTemporarily Closed
Tuesday10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ThursdayTemporarily Closed
Friday10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
SundayClosed
For appointment, call760-372-5222

 

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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.
If you want to use any of the contents, contact the SVHS at any of the above.

This web site is maintained by Barbara Gossett. Updated 9/23/2021