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

Provided by the Tehachapi Heritage League.

Tehachapi Museum.

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 and the Errea House Museum will be decorated for the 4th of July. Birthday cake, ice tea and lemonade will be served at noon on the Errea House porch. Be sure to tour the museum to see the latest exhibits. One of the newer exhibits is a about Josie Bishop, called the radium queen of the Mojave. There is also a very interesting exhibit about insulators and some Nuwa (Kawaiisu) baskets recently donated to the museum. Don't forget to visit the museum gift shop. The museums will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on July 4.

The Tehachapi Museum is located at 310 S. Green St. and the Errea House Museum is across the street at 311 S. Green St.