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Work party at the new building this morning with Jared Adams, Bill Rawlings and John Calvert installing the new shadow box display windows. Looks great! Also helping were Jeff Godde and Ruth Godde and Kristi Ellison Word.AVRM Board meeting also this morning. Museum is open today, Saturday, May 7, from10:00 - 2:00 p.m. with Janine Simi and Pam Rawlings. ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us at the Poppy Festival this weekend; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 22, 23, 24. See map for the location of the Museum at the AV Fairgrounds! We have several new displays to see; many books on local history to purchase and beautiful decorative tiles to choose from! Stop by and talk to our volunteers and learn about local Antelope Valley history! ... See MoreSee Less
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In honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29th, photos from a 2012 display at the AVRM. Thanks to all the Vietnam veterans for loaning their items for these displays and thank you for your service. It was and is greatly appreciated! WELCOME HOME! ... See MoreSee Less
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🚜 Spring Fair & Poppy Festival Opening! - mailchi.mp/bce79a6fb872/newsletter-vol6-no1 ... See MoreSee Less
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It's poppy time in the Antelope Valley with beautiful floral displays all around the westside. It's worth a look! Here are some vintage poppy postcards and a colorized photo with George W. Kinton and others (enhanced by David Austin). Photo from the Fred Strasburg/AVRM Collection. ... See MoreSee Less
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I had a visit with John and Susan Knapp with an update on the AA 1931 Ford platform 1-1/2 ton truck. John has been working tirelessly to put the truck together, piece by piece, welding, painting, etc., etc. The truck was donated to the AVRM by Wade and Jackie Martin. John could use some help if there is anyone who would like to help with the upholstery of the cab seat or help put the truck together. Contact us if you would like to volunteer your time and skills! ... See MoreSee Less
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Nice brochure from the 1961 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival. Thank you to Jim Marquardt for the nice donation! ... See MoreSee Less
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Los Angeles aqueduct cement wagons pulled by jerk line teams, 1910 - 1911, colorized. Strasburg Collection/Antelope Valley Rural Museum. ... See MoreSee Less
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Progress update - February 10, 2022. Drywall taping and HVAC system installation continues, albeit slowly. Here are several scenes from different spots. (photos by Karl Peterson) ... See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful photo, colorized, of David L. Hines, 1937 - 2022, who recently passed away at the age of 84. David was the owner of Burns Pharmacy on Lancaster Boulevard with his wife Diana from 1962 to 2002. In 1962, David graduated from the University of Southern California as a Doctor of Pharmacy. He was well-known and loved in the Antelope Valley community, and a member of several volunteer organizations. David always had a great smile with a friendly personality and will be greatly missed.Diana and his family have requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made in David's name to the Antelope Valley Rural Museum. ... See MoreSee Less
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Reno's Cafe, main street Mojave, CA, undated. Glen Settle/Antelope Valley Rural Museum photo collection donated by Norma Gurba-Kleit. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wagon full of grapes and five boys, undated and no names...colorized by D. DeBry. Almost looks like the Godde wagon but not quite. Leona Valley area? Photo donated to AVRM by Norma Gurba-Kleit. ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you remember Don Carlos Mexican Cafe at 42417 Sierra Highway? These photos were shared to Norma Gurba-Kleit by "Victor" in a letter dated 12/28/2013. The woman in the photo is his grandmother (unnamed) who he said "used to have a western rodeo and all the business and merchant people would dress up." Victor states this was the first Mexican restaurant in the Antelope Valley.The original building (according to property records) was built in 1954. The photos are from 1960 and colorized by D. DeBry.I remember going there for lunch when I worked at Lockheed in the early 1980s but can't remember the name back then.I'm sure someone out there remembers the names of the original owners? If so, please post!The last photo is of the building/restaurant that is there today (from Google). ... See MoreSee Less
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