Southern California
Museum & Culture Links

Petersen Auto Museum
Los Angeles [CA] Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles [CA] Culture Net
Los Angeles County [CA] Museum of Art

Los Angeles [CA] Railroad Heritage Foundation [est. 1995]Los Angeles [CA] Museum of Railroading

UCLA Armand Hammer Museum in West Los Angeles, CA

Japanese American National Museum in L.A.'s Little Tokyo

The Getty Museum in West Los Angeles, CA

Autry National Center of the American West
Santa Monica [CA] Museum of Art [est. 1984]
City of L.A. Fire Dept. Museum in Hollywood, CA
Museum of Intolerance
Hollywood [CA] Entertainment Museum
M.A.K. Center & Schindler House in West Hollywood, CA
Childrens Museum [est. 1979] of Los Angeles, CA
Korean American Museum [est. 1993] in Los Angeles, CA
Whittier [CA] Historical Society & Museum [est. 1954]
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia
The Wende Museum & Archive of The Cold War [est. 2002] in Culver City, California
Travel Town railroad museum in Griffith Park: City website or Foundation

Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, CA
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum [est. 1951] in Topanga, CA

Los Angeles [CA] Conservancy      Villa Aurora Foundation for European American Relations in Los Angeles, CA

Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, CA

Latino Museum of History, Art & Culture in Los Angeles, CA

California Native Plant Society - Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
      Museum of Neon Art [est. 1981] in Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Museum Companion   "Museum Companion to Los Angeles: A Guidebook to Museums, Historic Houses, Libraries, Special Collections, Botanical Gardens, & Zoos in L.A. County" [1997]
by Borislav Stanic

Museon 9x5½ pb [8/98] for $13.97
Museon 9&fracx5¾ hardcover [1/97] out of print/used

Performance & Events

Spoken Interludes [est. 1996; ending 6/2004] in Los Angeles, CA
Symphonies in the Glen [Sundays in Griffith Park] in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles [CA] Opera
Silverlake Art Collective 'Art Walk' [Nov]
Los Angeles [CA] Intl. Biennial Art Invitational [July-Aug 2003 = #6]
Artivist Film Festival [#1 = Earth Day 2004]
L.A. Times Festival of Books [April]
Kentwood Players [est. 1950] in Westchester [L.A. 90045], CA
Los Angeles [CA] Poets & Writers Collective
Irvine [CA] Barclay Theatre
Black Dahlia Theatre [est. 2000] in Los Angeles, CA
Ambassador Auditorium [built 1974; reopening Dec 2004] in Pasadena, CA
The Actors Gang Theatre [est. 1981] in Hollywood, CA
Geffen Playhouse in Westwood [built 1929; est. 1995]

Distinguished Speakers Series in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles [CA] Philharmonic Orchestra

Orange County [CA] Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA

Eastward of Downtown L.A.

Gamble House in Pasadena, California
Heritage Square, in Highland Park [Los Angeles, California]

  The Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, California

Norton Simon Museum [est. 1924, renamed 1974] in Pasadena, CA

Southwest Museum [est. 1907] in Highland Park [Los Angeles, California]
Pasadena [CA] Museum of California Art [est. 2002]
Pasadena Playhouse [est. 1917]
Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California
American Museum of Beat Art in Alhambra, CA
San Gabriel Mtns. Chapter, California Native Plant Society

Pomona / Inland Empire

'Planes of Fame' Flying Museum in Chino, CA
Fender Museum of Music & the Arts in Corona, CA
San Bernardino [CA] Route 66 Museum
San Bernardino County [CA] Museum
March Field Air Museum near Riverside, CA
Riverside / San Bernardino Chapter, California Native Plant Society

Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA


Harbor & South Bay

The Intl. Printing Museum [est. 1988] in Carson, CA
Lomita [CA] Railroad Museum [est. 1966]
museum ship S.S. Lane Victory in San Pedro [CA] Harbor
Los Angeles Maritime Museum [est. 1980] in San Pedro, CA
Fort MacArthur Museum [est. 1888; museum opened 1985] in San Pedro, CA
Drum Barracks Museum [est. 1862; museum opened 1987] in Wilmington, CA
Banning Residence Museum [built 1864; restoration began 1974] in Wilmington, CA

Long Beach

Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach Museum of Art
Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA

Orange County

Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, CA
Intl. Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, CA
Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA
The Irvine Museum [est. 1992] in Irvine, CA
Orange County [CA] Fair [July-Aug] in Costa Mesa, CA
Laguna Beach [CA] Art Museum
Orange County Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Pageant of the Masters [July-Aug 2003 = #72] in Laguna Beach, CA

Scottish Festival [May 2004 = #72] in Orange County, CA

San Diego Area

San Diego [CA] Museum of Art
San Diego Chapter, California Native Plant Society
San Diego [CA] Automobile Museum [est. 1980]
Antique Gas & Team Engine Museum in Vista, CA
Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA


San Fernando, Santa Clarita & Simi Valleys

San Fernando Valley Historical Sites
Nethercutt Collection & Museum [est. 1956] in Sylmar, CA
S.F.V. Japanese Garden
Santa Clarita [CA] Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival [March 2012 = #29]
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society [est. 1975]
William S. Hart Ranch & Museum in Newhall, CA
Rancho Camulos Museum near Piru, CA [est. 1853]
Commemorative Air Force WWII Airpower Heritage Museum at Camarillo [CA] Airport
Camarillo Ranch (est. 1847)

Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, California

Central Coast / Tri-Counties

Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, CA
California Oil Museum in Santa Paula, CA
Camarillo Ranch (Ventura County)
Santa Barbara [CA] Museum of Art [est. 1941]
Santa Barbara [CA] Museum of Natural History [est. 1916]
Channel Islands Chapter, California Native Plant Society
Santa Barbara [CA] Botanic Garden [est. 1926]
South Coast Railroad Museum in Goleta, CA
Santa Maria Valley [CA] Railway Historical Museum
San Luis Obispo [CA] Railroad Museum

The Mojave Desert

Antelope Valley Indian Museum in Lancaster, CA
California Route 66 Museum in Victorville, CA
Barstow [CA] Route 66 Mother Road Museum
Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest, CA
20-Mule Team Museum [est. 1980] in Boron, CA
Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center
Palm Springs [CA] Air Museum of Flying World War II Aircraft
Palm Springs [CA] Desert Museum [est. 1938]

National & Regional &
Far from Southern California

California Assn. of Museums [est. 1979]        California Arts Council
Fresno [CA] Metropolitan Museum of Art · History · Science [opened 1984]
Kern County [CA] Museum & Pioneer Park [est. 1941]
Bakersfield [CA] Museum of Art
Laws Railroad Museum & Historic Site [est. 1964] near Bishop, California
Travel U.S.A. / Railroad Museums Page

Museums USA [NASMA]

International Spy Museum in Washington, DC
Newseum: The Interactive Museum of News [est. 1997] in Washington, DC
National Museum of American History [est. 1964] in Washington, DC
The Smithsonian Institution [est. 1836] in Washington, DC
National Air & Space Museum [est. 1946] in Washington, DC
National Museum of the American Indian [opened 9/2004] in New York City

Great Railroad Museums of the USA book by Jan Young  "Great Railroad Museums of the U.S.A.: The Railfan's Guide" [2013]
by Jan Young

Details of the 'sixty-seven largest, most interesting, and most important railroad museums in the country'; special index listing 160+ especially-interesting cars & locomotives (with locations); ninety photographs; and bonus chapters on the six best museum rail rides in the country, and nineteen significant rail preservation sites outside of traditional railroad museums. 9x6 pb [2/2013] for $20.66 'in color' edition 9x6 pb [2/2013] for $66.89

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