The Tulare City Historical Society is a Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. The Tulare City Historical Society owns and operates the Tulare Historical Museum.
Dedicated to preserving Tulare's History
Emily Engelsgaard of Visalia is the Executive Assistant at the Tulare Historical Museum. Emily helps assist in the daily operations of the Museum’s historical collections. An avid history buff, her background includes a Master’s Degree in American History from American Public University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in History from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Previous work experience with the Tulare County Museum helped to prepare her for the undertaking of this role. Being raised in Tulare County for most of her life, she is dedicated to the remembrance and preservation of this area’s vast and interesting history for generations to learn and experience.
Arts & Cultural Liaison
Dawn Sabala is the Arts & Cultural Liaison at the Tulare Historical Museum. Dawn was born and raised in south Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. After graduating, she was a co-partner in opening a successful artist run gallery called Manichaus. Since moving to California she has continued her arts education, this time in the field of Graphic Design, at the College of the Sequoias. She currently runs a small freelance design business called Modest Monkey. Dawn is excited to be working at the Tulare Historical Museum and is eager to learn more about Tulare County’s unique artist community and rich history.
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Sharon Van Weerdhuizen
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Stewardship of our facility
As we embrace a growing community, we are mindful of our duty to preserve and showcase elements of our city’s heritage with the responsible expansion of our facility through fundraising and alternative forms of funding to support our efforts at the museum.
Ways to Donate
There are many different ways you can help support our small museum and Historical Society.
Make on online donation on our website
Mail in a donation
Honor a close friend or relative with a "In Honor of.." or " In Memorial of..." donation.
Join our Financial Fifteen
Donate an artifact to the museum