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Autumn events at the CV History Museum

Check out CV History Museum’s newest exhibit: "Salton Sea Stories featuring the story of Helen Burns: Queen of the Salton Sea"

Opening Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. with coffee and conversation in the Medjool Auditorium featuring guest speaker Donna Burns Kennedy, Helen's daughter, will share her experiences growing up at Helen's Beach House during the heyday of the Salton Sea. Book signing and exhibit viewing to follow. RSVP by contacting Mayra Garcia at or (760) 342-6651. Masks required.

Día De Los Muertos Ofrendas (Altars) & Artwork by Featured Artists will be on display for public viewing from November 1 through November 14. Among those creating ofrendas are six local artists: Manny Doudlin, Frank Lemus, Angel Prudencio, Princess Ramirez, Zach Fleming, Susan Gresto; Liz Barnwell & Susan Francis with the JFK Foundation with students from the Ophelia Project; Ya Ya Ortiz & Keila Cupil representing Cultura Music and Arts; Requita Grant & Bernard Hoyes with students from Desert Hot Springs High School; Norma Guitron honoring Mexican American Pioneers; Susan Chapa honoring family member Charlie Shibata; and Ray Torres honoring family members.

The Junior Historians Program is back! From October 4 to November 17, this dynamic after school program helps 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders learn while having fun in a safe and encouraging environment. Junior Historians meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration is $50. For details and enrollment, visit or email

Coachella Valley History Museum is located at 82-616 Miles Avenue in Indio.
Museum Hours are Friday, Saturday & Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. First weekend of each month is free!