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.
A GLIMPSE INTO OUR HISTORY
When a group of Tulare residents with a passion for local history formed the Tulare City Historical Society in 1980, we have upheld our side of a solemn promise: to build a museum that would offer an unbeatable educational experience. We continue to tell the story of Tulare from its beginnings to each one of our visitors. From the start, our goal has been to preserve and showcase the City of Tulare's history and serve as a cultural center for the community.
ART GALLERY & ARCHIVES ROOM
THM features permanent exhibitions and collections, the Heritage Art Gallery, Depot Gallery, and the Tom Hennion Archives Room. Each of these serves to educate and help bring our community closer together. We cordially invite you to come and experience our world-class displays.
The museum's beautifully crafted exhibits showcase Tulare's unique history, beginning with the Yokuts Indians, the area's first inhabitants. See examples of fully furnished rooms from Tulare's pioneer families, and meet Tulare's heroes, including Olympic champion Bob Mathias and military leader Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
The Manuel Toledo Collection showcases hundreds of military memorabilia collected by this decorated World War II hero. Ranging from the Revolutionary War to the War with Afghanistan, this collection features various branches of the military and significant military events.
TOM HENNION ARCHIVES ROOM
Our Tom Hennion Archives Room is available to the public for research. Are you interested in learning more about your deep family roots or a specific Tulare event? Our Archives Room has all of the necessary documents available for your research needs.