The museum presents educational and historical exhibitions and events about Arcadia. All ages are welcome! In addition, it houses a permanent exhibit space, which interprets the chronological history of Arcadia from the Tongva period through the 1950s.
The Museum's treasures from Arcadia's past include artifacts from Elias "Lucky" Baldwin and Anita Baldwin, the Santa Anita Racetrack, the World War I Balloon School and more. Arcadia Historical Society was established in 1952. The Museum houses the Historical Society's artifacts as well as the City's artifacts, and rotates exhibits, so there's always something new to see. Come visit and enjoy learning about the region's rich history & past!
History of the Museum
The Museum was opened on October 31, 2001 as a collaboration between the City of Arcadia and the Arcadia Historical Society. The building is named after the major donors for the construction of the building; Ruth and Charles Gilb.