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Grandma's Kitchen is the New Exhibit

The Gustine Museum building is officially 100 years old. The museum was built by Davenport and Kruger in 1911. It served as a Merced County Justice Courthouse and Jail for many years. The Gustine Police Department occupied the building into the 1980's. Elizabeth Bettencourt convinced the city fathers to allow the former jail to be used as a museum. The community volunteers helped to ready the building for its reopening as the Gustine Museum on July 4th, 1990.

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The Gustine Historical Society seeks to uncover, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of Gustine and the "West Side" of California. Gustine has a long and rich history that mirrors the development of California's agriculture. Society members collect artifacts, memorabilia, documents, books, maps, periodicals, articles, photographs and items pertaining to Gustine and its surrounding area. These artifacts are housed in the Wilbur and Irene Gomes Gustine History Center and in creative exhibits in the Gustine Museum. They link Gustine's past to the people who made it happen.

If you have materials that you would like to have preserved for future generations, the Gustine Historical Society will be happy to accept such items that fit within our goals. Please contact us.

Society members have become proficient at preserving photos and archival materials.  If you would like some advice on how to preserve your old family photographs or documents, call 209-854-6455.  Personnel will meet with you at the history center to work with you to help preserve your family treasures for the next generation.

 

2016 Calendar of Events for Gustine Historical Society

Date
Day
Time
Event
February 9
Tuesday
 

Newman Historical Society Annual Salad Luncheon

February 16
Tuesday
noon

Gustine Historical Society Annual Volunteer Luncheon at the Community Presbyterian Church

February 21
Sunday
2:00 p.m.

Annual Merced County Historical Society Meeting at Merced County Courthouse

March 12
Saturday
 

28th Annual Spring Trek and Picnic to original sites of Dickenson Ferry, Dover, M & Lux Warehouse, new Visitor's Center, with Trail Master Dan Nelsen.

April 12
Tuesday
10:00 a.m.
Finance Committee Meeting
April 12
Tuesday
10:30 a.m.
Board of Director's Meeting
May 22
Sunday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m
New Exhibit
June 26
Sunday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m
Honor Day at Gustine Museum
July 12
Tuesday
10:00 a.m.
Finance Committee Meeting
July 12
Tuesday
10:30 a.m.
Board of Director's Meeting
July 16-17
Saturday and Sunday
  Pentecost celebration
September 10-11
Saturday and Sunday
all day
OLM Celebration
October 7
Sunday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
New exhibit at Gustine Museum, Beginnings of Gustine High School
1913-1930
October 11
Tuesday
10:00 a.m.
Finance Committee Meeting
October 11
Tuesday
10:30 a.m.
Board of Director's Meeting
October 13
Thursday
noon
18th Annual Salad Bar Luncheon Veteran’s Hall
November 13
Sunday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
New Exhibit at Gustine Museum
November 24
Saturday
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Gustine Museum Open House "Old Fashioned Christmas" in Gustine
with a Book Signing
November 15
Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New Exhibit: Old Kitchens
November 28
Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gustine Museum Open House with an Old Fashioned Christmas and Book Signing

 

Gustine Historical Society

The Gustine Historical Society seeks to uncover, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history of Gustine and the "West Side" of California. Gustine has a long and rich history that mirrors the development of California's agriculture. Society members collect artifacts, memorabilia, documents, books, maps, periodicals, articles, photographs and items pertaining to Gustine and its surrounding area. These artifacts are housed in the Wilbur and Irene Gomes Gustine History Center and in creative exhibits in the Gustine Museum. They link Gustine's past to the people who made it happen.

If you have materials that you would like to have preserved for future generations, the Gustine Historical Society will be happy to accept such items that fit within our goals. Please contact us.

The Wilbur and Irene Gomes Gustine History Center has a treasure trove of photographs and documents that can aid in family research..The History Center is open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. You may call the center at 209-854-6455 or 209-854-3120 for an appointment to visit at an unscheduled time."

 

 
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