Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

241 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805 - United States





The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center engages the community in exploring and celebrating our diverse heritage, culture and arts through creative programming. In addition to the Main Gallery, which hosts major traveling exhibitions, Muzeo is also home to a Carnegie Library building built in 1908 and is the only remaining Andrew Carnegie-financed public library left standing in Orange County. It was a public library until 1963. During the 1970s it served as the personnel office for the City of Anaheim, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is now one of the buildings of Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center and houses art exhibitions and the permanent display, Anaheim: A Walk Through Local History.


In addition to art exhibitions, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center will have two other exhibitions on display. The first is Anaheim: A Walk Through Local History. This display provides a storehouse of artifacts that highlight the history of Anaheim and the surrounding area. Artifacts in the exhibition range from fossil findings and ancient Indian wares to 19th-Century winery and citrus-farming tools, along with display cases filled with treasures from Anaheim and Orange County’s past. The exhibition has a unique collection of items that once belonged to the city’s founders and leaders, as well as memorabilia from Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium and other historic locations.

In the Main Gallery, guests can tour "National Geographic's 50 Greatest Photographs," which showcases some of National Geographic’s most compelling photographs. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable Afghan girl to Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee to Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca, the exhibition includes some
of National Geographic magazine’s most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its nearly 130 year history. In addition to seeing the photographs as they appeared in the
magazine, visitors to the exhibition will learn the stories behind the photos and more about the photographers themselves. For some images, visitors will be able to see the “near frames” taken
by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.