The award-winning Idyllwild Area Historical Society is a volunteer organization whose Mission is: “…to preserve the history of Idyllwild and neighboring communities in the San Jacinto Mountains; to maintain artifacts thereof in  a manner accessible to the public; and to promote public awareness of local history for the enrichment of visitors and residents.”

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In our first year we began collecting donations of material documenting mountain history, launched a periodic newsletter, organized field trips to nearby museums, inaugurated the annual Idyllwild Home Tour and trained volunteers to meet recognized standards for curating the growing collection.
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Museum Location:

54470 North Circle Dr. (corner of Oakwood) Idyllwild, California
Museum Hours:
All year – Saturday & Sundays, 11:00am – 4: 00pm  

Also: Monday holidays and everyday between Christmas and New Years, 11:00am – 4: 00pm  

Museum gardens are available everyday year round to sit, relax and enjoy. 

Admission Free – Donations Welcome