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  • Tehachapi Museum, Errea House celebrate 51 years on 4th of July

    Judy Reynolds, contributing writer|Jun 22, 2024

    The Tehachapi Museum first opened on July 4, 1973 in a small building on Tehachapi Boulevard. The building, which was later torn down, was used by the Chamber of Commerce and rented to the Heritage League. On Jan. 1, 1982, during a snow storm, the Tehachapi Museum moved to its present location, which was the former Kern County Tehachapi Branch Library. Now those were hardy and dedicated volunteers to move during a snow storm! Help celebrate the Museum's 51st birthday on July 4, 2024. The Museum...

  • Christmas at the Museum and Errea House, Dec. 2

    Judy Reynolds, contributing writer|Nov 18, 2023

    In December you will get a warm welcome to a 1930s Christmas at the Errea House! The Errea House and Museum across the street will be beautifully decorated for Christmas. On Dec. 2, during Hometown Christmas, there will be hot spiced cider, cookies and gingerbread to enjoy as visitors gather around the player piano singing Christmas songs. The Tehachapi Museum will also be open with restroom facilities. The Museum store will have delightful gifts for sale including local jams, coffee, BBQ sauce and books by local authors. Also available are his...

  • 4th of July at the Tehachapi Museum and Errea House Museum

    Judy Reynolds, Museum Director, contributing writer|Jun 25, 2022

    On July 4, 1973 the Tehachapi Museum first opened its doors to the public. For nine years it was located on the site of the present Chamber of Commerce building. In 1981 the museum moved to its present location at 310 S. Green St., Tehachapi. Come celebrate the museum's birthday with the Heritage League. Cupcakes and lemonade will be served on the Errea House porch at 1 p.m. on the 4th of July. The Tehachapi Museum and Errea House will be decorated for the 4th of July. Across the street, visit...

  • Bear Valley Springs Schoolhouse Museum

    Judy Reynolds|Sep 30, 2017

    The purpose of the museum is to provide residents a glimpse into our area's past. Many residents do not know the history of Bear Valley Springs (BVS). The Schoolhouse Museum is the only place in the valley where the history of Bear Valley is preserved • The Bear Valley Springs School House is located on property owned by the Bear Valley Community Service District (CSD). • It has been moved several times since it was built in 1872. The last move, from the Fickert Ranch to its present loc...

  • See the 'torture device' at the Tehachapi Museum

    Judy Reynolds|Apr 15, 2017

    The Tehachapi Museum's newest exhibit features a very interesting machine, circa 1920s to 1930s, designed for giving women permanents. The permanent wave machine looks like a torture device from a science fiction movie, and could be very dangerous. And considering the combination of wet hair and electricity, it was! Curlers were attached to an apparatus called a chandelier which took some of the weight off the curlers and kept them tidy, but gives the appearance of a torture devise. Included in...