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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NEW! We have posted the most recent edition of our newsletter, Arti-Facts, and many older editions. Click on the About Us drop down and then the Arti-Facts link. Enjoy!

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:
Fall and Winter (September 21 – March 21): Saturday & Sundays, 10:00am – 3: 00pm  

Spring and Summer (March 22 – September 20) : Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Also: Monday holidays and everyday between Christmas and New Years.

Museum gardens are available everyday year round to sit, relax and enjoy. 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission Free – Donations Welcome