2016 Museum Activity:
Over 10,000 visitors last year
Come see us when you visit the Clovis Farmer's Market on Fridays during spring through fall, Saturday mornings all year, or, anytime you are in town.
Our hours are: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday; we are also open by special arrangement by calling us at (559) 287-3033.
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Free Centennial Pens!
Get yours by visiting our museum! Free today .. a collectors item tomorrow!
Ask for yours at the front desk.
We wish to thank all those that contributed to the success in the sale of Centennial Bricks; these bricks have been laid in the courtyard of the Tarpey Depot. For questions regarding this program, contact Peg Bos at (559) 297-8033
The Streets of Clovis
Our Special Display counter has been revised, just for you. Step inside the Clovis Museum to see the entire layout.
Items on Sale:
Clovis Historical Blanket:
We now have only 04 Historical Blankets remaining; these blankets are very popular due to the Clovis Centennial, and, they make a great Christmas or Birthday Gift to your special someone, so, get yours now to "beat the rush"; place your order and don't miss out. $45 for each blanket. See our "Contact Us" page for a description.
Books: priced at $5 each, or 2 for $8.
Clovis Historical Postcards
These are all great as a Holiday Gift, and, as a short, touch-base mailing! -Several designs available-
Call 559 297-8033 for ordering, or, come into the museum.
Our museum prides itself in our displays of artifacts from our Clovis township history and the families of the surrounding areas that have created our "Clovis way of life". This history not only celebrates the immigrants to the area from the mid-1800s, but also the local natives that used the area for their livelihood. A separate part of the museum honors our Clovis Veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and the Gulf Wars.
The Old Train Depot Dock
Garfield School Arch
Clovis Fire Station
Pollasky and Sixth Street
Frank Drury Circa: 1950
Gene Rose, examining an old section of the Clovis to Shaver Lake Flume; photo from his book, "Reflections of Shaver Lake".
Above: Harpains's WWII
Below: at Harpains's Dairy
1944: GOING TO TOWN
See more photos on the following pages.
Clovis is now a Centennial City
"Let's Talk Clovis" Forums are held at 7:00 PM, in the Clovis District Memorial Building, 453 Veterans Parkway (formerly Hughes Ave), Clovis CA 93612, telephone number: (559) 299-0471. See our short stories on our "Contact Us" page.
February 14, 2017: "Let's Talk Clovis", Mayor Bob Estep, by Barbara Garmer.
March 14, 2017: "Let's Talk Clovis", Charlotte Nunn, CUSD Administrator and Clovis High School grad.
April 11, 2017: "Let's Talk Clovis", Mayor Stan King.
February 25: $100 Door Prize just for coming out and enjoying yourself:
Board of Director's Meetings:
Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, 06:30 PM at the Clovis Museum, 401 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, CA, except November - see below; the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Each November meeting: we elect Officers and Board members and will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Bld at 6.30 PM to accommodate increased public attendance.
January 24, 2017: Regular Officers and Board of Directors meeting; all members and the public are invited, and encouraged, to attend.
February 28, 2017: Regular Officers and Board of Directors meeting; all members and the public are invited, and encouraged, to attend.
March 28, 2017: Regular Officers and Board of Directors meeting; all members and the public are invited, and encouraged, to attend.
April 24, 2017: Regular Officers and Board of Directors meeting; all members and the public are invited, and encouraged, to attend.
Our Historic Clovis High School
-Now the San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL)-
Clovis Centenarian, Sepharina Herrerra Franco, founder of Franco's Restaurant in Clovis, CA
The Academy School
Octavio B. Ruelas
1942 -Janis (Franklin) Penney, seated on the steps of her home at 400 Pollasky Ave and 4th Street, Clovis, CA, with her cat, Mr. Lace. This home was once known as the Dr. Richard Tracy Clark 1900 House.
Below: Harriet Rae (Hallock) Kingen
Clovis MuseumFront Door:
Abraham Miller in Passenger Seat
Below: Otis Qualls, holding Grandson Bryan, while riding his horse, Bones:
Frank Drury's Parade horse, Roanie
UNFRAMED PRINTS OFTHE 1958 CLOVIS DEPOT WATER COLOR PAINTING, BY CLOVIS ARTIST, PAT CHAFFEE,are available fora $100 donation; a Certificate of Authenticity will be provided for each print (Pat donated the original of the painting to the museum). Other paintings by Patricia are also available at the museum for viewing and/or purchasing. Cash or certified cashier check accepted only. Call 559 297-8033 for ordering.
Above: Grinding Mortar with Pestle
Below: Ike Herrera's 1933 Ford Victoriaparked on theEast side of Clovis Ave, 400 block
Hauling Logs near Shaver Lake
Clovis statue of Ken "Festus" Curtis with sculpurist Samantha Hutchings
Harpain's Dairy Cows:
The Qualls Family:
A California Outdoor Picnic
The Golden Poppy, native to our area
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