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.
Tel: 760.323.8297

    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.
    Tel: 760.656.7394 

    Walking and biking tours available online in November 2021. Please call to book a tour prior.
    Tel: 760.844.2242

    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.