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


Interim Director

Dawn Sabala is the Interim Director 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.


John Pendleton


Joe Terri


Ally Vander Poel


Sharon Van Weerdhuizen


Ken Espinoza

Shea Gowin

John Pendleton

Joe Terri

Cathy Mederos

Gerry O'Day

Ally Vander Poel

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

Artifact Donation Form

Thank you for helping us preserve Tulare's history!