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See new exhibits at the Tehachapi Museum

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5-8 p.m., February 7, 2020


February 1, 2020

Several new exhibits will be installed for February First Friday at the Tehachapi Museum. A new exhibit in the Textile Gallery will feature warm winter clothing for children and adults, featuring fur items from the museum’s collection.

Another new exhibit features clocks from local clock collector Lynn Mazie. It features many of the smaller clocks from her collection. She began collecting in the early 1970s when she saw a mantle clock that reminded her of the clock in her childhood home. That clock that started it all is included in the exhibit.

Clock collecting became a hobby as did browsing antique shops and fairs while traveling the central coast with friends. For her, there was rarely any reason for a purchase other than she liked it.

To date, there are over 100 clocks on display in her home of all different types: mantle, wall, kitchen, bedroom, glass, miniature, and novelty clocks. Almost all have a story or remind her of sometime, someplace, or someone.

Permanent exhibits in the Tehachapi Museum show the history of the area and there is a gallery devoted to our local Native American tribe, the Kawaiisu. The Milano Gallery features a collection of baskets made by members of the Williams family and archaeology of the area.

Appetizers with a Valentine’s theme will be provided by Heritage League members Phyllis Belcher and Dick Cavanaugh for this month’s First Friday, accompanied by champagne and wine. The Tehachapi Museum and Errea House Museum are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Museum is at 310 S. Green St. and the Errea House Museum is across the street at 311 S. Green St. For more information, call the Museum at (661) 822-8152.


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