History: The Porterville Historical Museum opened in 1965 as a direct result of the interest spurred by Porterville's centennial. Through the diligent efforts of residents, Southern Pacific Railroad gave the city permission to operate a museum on the site of its passenger station, which was built in 1913.
The Museum is a historical walk throughout time: containing some of the region's finest examples of Yokuts and other American Indian artifacts, items used by the first pioneers and settlers to the region, and snapshots of various time periods throughout the past 100 years. A large oil painting of a stagecoach by a Porterville High School student dominates the main room. The sizable collection of decorative arts and crafts include china, dolls, quilts, and more.
Frank "Buck" Shaffer is honored by an exhibit which features a life-size manikin and memorabilia from his 37 years as director of the Porterville High School Band and the Fabulous Studio Band. It is located in the Music Room.
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