VISIT A MUSEUM
The Palm Springs Historical Society is a rich source for the study of Palm Springs history. Located on The Village Green Heritage Center in a park-like setting amid the hotels, shops and restaurants of legendary Palm Canyon Drive, it is comprised of two 19th century pioneer homes, The McCallum Adobe and Miss Cornelia White's "Little House". The Museum's collection of artifacts provides a wealth of information perfect for research and intrigue.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of the Air Power of World War II and holds the world's largest collections of flyable WWII aircrafts in the world. Their extensive library and crew of trained volunteers provide visitors details on the aircraft and a sense of the experience of flying them. Pre-arranged group tours are accommodated any day of the week between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum preserves, interprets, and provides access to the history and culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Cahuilla peoples. Offerings include exhibitions at the Museum, at off-site locations, and online; stimulating and enlightening lectures; classes with hands-on experiences with Native skills and crafts; a five-day film festival and other cultural special events; library and archives research opportunities; Museum tours; guided cultural hikes; and presentations. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is the first Native American museum to be part of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program. This special relationship provides opportunities to share resources in programming, collections, scholarship, and technical expertise -- and entitles the Museum to bring world-acclaimed exhibitions to the Coachella Valley.
The Palm Springs Art Museum, serves many communities in the Coachella Valley through its compelling art exhibitions and wide range of community programming. Located in downtown Palm Springs, the museum’s extensive permanent collection includes significant works by western, contemporary and glass artists, and features temporary exhibitions from internationally acclaimed artists. Be sure to check with the museum to schedule a free tour through one of their docents. The museum also offers free entry the second Sunday of every month and every Thursday during VillageFest.
The beauty of the Annenberg estate will take your breath away. Called Sunnylands, the 200-acre estate in Rancho Mirage, California, was the winter home of Ambassador Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Here the couple hosted U.S. presidents, other national and international political leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as well as legendary figures from the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and education.
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