About Palm Springs Historical Society
The Palm Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization established in 1955 by Melba Berry Bennett. The Society operates two museums and a Research Library.
The McCallum Adobe (built in 1884) and the Cornelia White House (built in 1893) are the two oldest buildings in Palm Springs. The Adobe hosts revolving and permanent exhibits and a store. The Welwood Murray Memorial Library (1940) houses are Archives and Research Center.
Come Visit Us and See For Yourself!
All proceeds from our tours, events and donations help us preserve and present the history of Palm Springs. We are generously funded in part by the Inland Empire Community Foundation. Your support plays a unique role in preserving the history of Palm Springs. Thank you for your contribution.
Admission is free to both museums.
The McCallum Adobe Museum
Open: Monday-Sunday 10am to 4pm unless otherwise noted.
The Cornelia White House Museum
Open: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm unless otherwise noted.
The Welwood Murray Memorial Library - Research Center
Open: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm by appointment.
Walking and biking tours available online in November 2021. Please call to book a tour prior.
Our Modernism Week Tours can be purchased at modernismweek.com
Contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about the society.
- 221 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
- Telephone: Adobe 760.323.8297 or WMML 760.656.7394
- Email: email@example.com