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Specialty Museum California 3 (Palm Springs-San Diego)

 
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California
Palm Springs
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs CA  92262
Phone
760 778-6262
Web Site www.palmspringsairmuseum.org
Alt Web  www.air-museum.org
Description
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation

  California
Palmdale
Air Force Flight Test Center Museum
Edwards AFB
405 S Rosamund Boulevard
Palmdale CA
Phone
661 277-8050
Web Site http://afftc.edwards.af.mil/trip/docs_html/museum.html
Description planes tested at this facility. Since this is a military base, access is restricted. See web site and call before visiting
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation

Blackbird Airpark AFFTC Museum Annex
Edwards AFB
Plant 42
Palmdale CA

Phone
805 277-8050
Web Site http://afftc.edwards.af.mil/museum/docs_html/blackbird_airpark.html
Description features A12 spyplane and SR-71
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation

 

  California
Paso Robles
Estrella Warbird Museum
4251A Dry Creek Road
Paso Robles CA 93446
Phone
805 227-0440
Web Site http://ewarbirds.org/
E-mail  mailto:aero@tcsn.net
Description  commemorates Estrella Army Air Force Base, now Municipal Airport, museum buildings on 4 acres of airport land
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation
Research /Reading Library
Era WW II

Helen Moe Antique Doll Museum
88 Wellsona Road
Paso Robles CA 93446
Phone
805 238-2740
Web Site *****
Description 800 Dolls & Dioramas
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Collection A-F Dolls

 
  California
Point Arena
Point Arena Lighthouse Keeper
45500 Lighthouse Road
PO Box 11
Point Arena CA 95468
Phone 707 882-2777
Web Site http://www.mcn.org/1/palight/
E-mail mailto:email palight@mcn.org
Alt Web http://www.rudyalicelighthouse.net/CalLts/PtArena/PtArena.htm
Description originally built in 1870, rebuilt tower after 1906 earthquake, still operating light with four keeper's houses
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Lighthouse
Owner/Operator: Pt Arena Lighthouse Keeper's Assoc
New or Updated: 05/18/2003

California
Rancho Pales Verdes
Salvation Army Museum of the West
30840 Hawthorne Boulevard
Crestmont College
Rancho Pales Verdes CA 90274
Phone
310 265-6241
Web Site
http://www.crestmontcollege.edu/museum/index.html
Description
history of Salvation Army movement in western US on college campus
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus
Religion
Research /Reading
Archives
New or Updated: 05/18/2003
 
  California
Richmond
Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Avenue
Richmond CA 94801
Phone
510 235-7387
Web Site
http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/~library/richmond_museum_of_history.htm
Description
SS Red Oak Victory last of 747 ships built at Kaiser shipyards
Type of Resource
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession Naval
Last changed: 02/23/2003

California
Richmond
Red Oak Victory
c/o Richmond Museum of History
PO Box 1267
Richmond CA 94802
Web Site http://www.redoakvictory.org/
Description  group dedicated to restoration of Victory Ship now located at history
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
Industry /Profession Naval
Last changed: 02/23/2003
 
  California
Rio Vista
American Patrol Boats Museum
Address
Rio Vista CA
Phone
Web Site
www.patrolboats.org/
Description Coast Guard cutter, PT boat, others - all operational
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship
 

  CA

  Riverside

  March Field Air Museum

  22550 Van Buren Blvd

  MAIL PO Box 6463 March AFB

  Riverside  CA  92518    

  Phone   951 697-6600

  Web Site http://marchairmuseum.com/membership.php

  Alt Web http://www.marchfield.org/mfm.htm

  Description 15th Air Force Courtyard, 70 aircraft, displays

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  New or Updated:  4/9/2007
 

  CA

  Sacramento

  California State Military Museum

  1119 Second St

  Sacramento  CA   95814    

  Phone   916 442-2883

  Web Site  www.militarymuseum.org/

  Description  official state military museum, extensive online military history & resources,

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Kind of Activity   Link List

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Uniforms

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated:   11/12/2005


California
Salinas
National Steinbeck Center
One Main Street
Salinas CA  93901
Phone 
831 796-3833
Web Site  http://www.steinbeck.org/MainFrame.html
E-mail  mailto:info@steinbeck.org
Description  dedicated to author John Steinbeck and the people and places he immortalized, features multimedia exhibits and activities
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Famous People

California
San Carlos
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos CA  94070
Phone
650 654-0200
Web Site www.hiller.org/
Description  vintage through futuristic aircraft, all indoors; restoration shop has viewing window
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation

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  CA

  San Diego

  San Diego Automotive Museum

  2080 Pan American Plaza, #12, Balboa Park

  San Diego  CA 92101    

  Phone   619 685-2886

  Web Site  http://www.sdautomuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@sdautomuseum.org

  Description  cars & motorcycles, rotating exhibits 6 times a year

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  New or Updated: 10/18/2004


  San Diego
 
Computer Museum of America
 
640 C Street
 
San Diego  CA
 
Phone  619 235-8222
 
Web Site  http://www.computer-museum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:dweil@computer-museum.org
 
Description  early equipment, archives, hall of fame including such luminaries as the                         inventor of Pong
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Technology
 
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
 
Collection A-F  Computers
 
Collection N-Z  Technology
 
New or Updated:  07/28/2003
 

  CA

  San Diego

  Firehouse Museum San Diego

  1572 Columbia St

  San Diego  CA   92101    

  Phone   619 232-3473

  Web Site  http://www.globalinfo.com/noncomm/firehouse/Firehouse.HTML

  Description  Firefighting equipment

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Industry /Profession Firefighting

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  New or Updated:  12/13/2005

California
San Diego
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
MCAS Miramar
PO Box 45316
San Diego  CA 92145
Phone
858 577-6125
Web Site http://flyingleatherneck.netfirms.com/
Description Marine Corps aviation with 41 airframes from WWII to the present, 2400 patch images
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 04/21/2003

J A Cooley Museum
4233 Park Boulevard
San Diego CA
Phone 
619 295-1611
Web Site  http://gothere.com/mg-world/Museums/cooley.htm
Description  privately owned museum centers on 15 autos from 1886-1933, 25 other collections
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive

San Diego
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
2131 Pan American Road
San Diego CA 92101
Phone 619 234-2544
Web Site http://www.sandiegosports.org/
Description three levels of sports and sports media, with focus on San Diego athletes
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Sports
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame
Research /Reading Archives
New or Updated: 05/26/2003

California
San Diego Maritime Museum

1306 N Harbor Dr
San Diego CA  92101
Phone 
619 234-9135
Web Site  www.sdmaritime.com
Description  Centered on the Star of India, includes several other vessels
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Maritime
Building Type Ship

San Diego
Veterans Memorial Center & Museum
 
2125 Park Boulevard
 
Balboa Park
 
San Diego  CA  92101    
 
Phone  619 239-2300
 
Web Site  http://www.sdvmc.org/
 
Description  in former naval hospital, military memorabilia & art, library, band concerts
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Military
 
Building Type  Hospital
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Oral history
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  07/08/2003
 

 California
  San Diego

  Worldbeat Cultural Center

  2100 Park Blvd

  San Diego   CA    92101    

  Phone   619 230-1190

  Web Site  http://www.worldbeatcenter.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@worldbeatcenter.org

  Description  dedicated to promoting, presenting & preserving the African & Indigenous cultures of  the world through Music, Art, Dance, Education & Technology

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Industry /Profession Music

  Group Identity   African

  New or Updated:  8/19/2005

 

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