ABOUT US

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.

OUR TEAM

Dedicated to preserving Tulare's History

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EMILY ENGELSGAARD

Executive Assistant

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.

DAWN SABALA

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.

2019-2020

OFFICERS

John Pendleton

PRESIDENT

Joe Terri

VICE PRESIDENT

Ally Vander Poel

SECRETARY

Sharon Van Weerdhuizen

TRESURER

2017-2020

Ken Espinoza

Shea Gowin

John Pendleton

Joe Terri

2018-2021

Cathy Mederos

Gerry O'Day

Ally Vander Poel

2019-2022

Anthony Felix

Marmie Fidler

Tony Rodriguez

Deborah Thrasher

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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.

  1. Make on online donation on our website

  2. Mail in a donation 

  3. Honor a close friend or relative with a "In Honor of.." or " In Memorial of..." donation.

  4. Join our Financial Fifteen 

  5. Donate an artifact to the museum

SUPPORT OUR MUSEUM
Artifact Donation Form

Thank you for helping us preserve Tulare's history!