Kings County Museum

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Located in Burris Park

Museum Hours of Operation:

Kings County Burris Park

Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.

Two weeks before Easter Weekend through October.

Address:

6500 Clinton Ave. (Clinton at 6th Ave.) Kingsburg, CA 93631

History of the Museum:

    The Kings County Museum was born as a part of the celebration of Kings County's first Homecoming and Pioneer collecting items which would show the history of the county. Aided by interested citizens, the club purchased the outstanding antique collection of veterinarian Dr.Frank Griffith. These and many other relics from days gone by were gathered and placed on display.  

    County Supervisor, C.R. Swanson and his wife Bernice, offered to donate and build a structure at Burris Park for the Museum. The county accepted this generous offer, and the museum opened in the summer of 1955 in it's new home.  

     A visit to this charming museum is a lesson on the history of our county. There are items from the earliest inhabitants, both human and animal, as well as household and farming implements and modes of travel. switch board
 
    Through the generosity of Leonard L. Hall and many friends of the museum, we proudly dedicated the Leonard L. and Catherine L. Hall Wing in 1998. We would like to thank all who have been part in this effort.

Mission:

The Kings County Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of objects illustrating the history of Kings County and the lower Kings River region.

For Questions and Tours call:

Kings County Public Works Department (559) 852-2690

 

 Miscellaneous items from the late 1800's