THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Preserving the past for future generations!

 

 

 

 


Mission Statement
“Preserving the past for future generations”

The Three Rivers Historical Society is an educational and research institution whose primary functions are to collect, preserve and exhibit materials relating to our region.  The Society is dedicated to providing opportunities for the community to understand and experience the past through the presentation of exhibits and displays, lectures, demonstrations, special events and participatory programs.

 

SAT., JUNE 1, 11-5 and
SUN., JUNE 2, 10-4:30
SILENT AUCTION
TOURS OF
THE BEQUETTE HOUSE

SUN. JUNE 2, 3-5 pm
WINE and CHEESE RECEPTION
Live Music by
Ray "Pineapple" Allen

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Gateway to the Sequoias

Three Rivers California is located on the Kaweah River at the junction of its three or more tributaries and is the gateway to Sequoia National Park.

  latitude longitude
decimal 36.448435 -118.899215
deg-min-sec 36° 26' 54.366" -118° 53' 57.1734"

Before the mid-1850s the area was populated by the Yokut Indian tribe who found the native oak trees, plants, fish, small animals, etc. to be a veritable Eden for their survival. 1856 saw the first documented appearance of the white man into the area. His name was Hale Tharp and he settled on the river bottom, raising cattle and hogs.

By the 1870s many other farmers had come to the Three Rivers country and found it a secluded and ideal place to raise their domestic livestock. In addition, many orchards of fruit and citrus trees were planted and thrived in the area. Veins of silver ore began to show up in the Mineral King area.

NOAA

There is an official NOAA weather station at our museum. Check out our

WEATHER HISTORY


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Upcoming Events

THREE RIVERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM HOSTS ANNUAL
HOT DOG FESTIVAL

Saturday, July 13
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Three Rivers Historical Museum
42268 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers

Hot Dogs • Polish Dogs
Veggie Dogs • Corn on the Cob

A&W Floatmobile serving Root Beer Floats
Full Meal Deal for only $7!

Music • Fire Trucks • Loads of Fun

Three Rivers Volunteer Firefighters
are cooking for us and sharing
in the proceeds of this event.
Join us for a whole lot of fun!
Support the local museum and volunteer firefighters.