On Sunday, April 28th, 2019, during the Murrieta Fire & Rescue’s 72nd Annual Fireman’s BBQ, the Murrieta Museum: A Center for Culture and History opened it’s doors to the public.
In 1956 Mrs. Inez Hunt gifted her home to the children of Murrieta. Over the last sixty-three years, the Hunt House has seen many community events, classes, and groups sharing the lot with the City of Murrieta’s Community Center, a softball field, and park. Now, in 2019, it is home to the first official museum of Murrieta.
The Murrieta Museum is under the care of the Murrieta Valley Historical Society, established in 2016. Over the past few years, the board has been hard at work fundraising and cleaning up historic properties, all for the community of Murrieta.
Now, the board is overjoyed in seeing the museum open its doors to the public. There are many exhibits to view while inside the museum, including Native American artifacts, Murrieta Hot Springs registry log and menus, musical instruments, Cityhood, and Veteran’s photos.
If you are interested in donating items to the museum, please see the Donation Policy to see if those items will be a good fit. If they are, please contact the museum.
Thanks to two Eagle Scout projects the museum also has two hands-on sensory bins and one viewing cabinet for children to get up close and personal in Murrieta’s history. The board understands how important it is to pass on the community’s history to those generations.
Currently, the Murrieta Museum is open on Thursdays from 1 to 4 PM. As soon as more community members wish to volunteer and the board has secured a restroom, the museum will open more days and times. There is no fee to visit the museum, however, donations are always accepted gratefully so the museum can continue to thrive.
The Murrieta Museum will also be open to special tours and groups. Please call, (951) 387-4862 to schedule a tour today.