Museum Galleries and Exhibits

Argus Gallery

A Visit to the Past to the Town of Brown


Exhibit: Exhibit begins May 15, 2017

Brown, California, located 10 miles north of Inyokern on Brown Road was once a thriving mining town and construction camp for the Los Angeles Aqueduct.  Homesteaders came to Brown in the 1890’s and the town began to grow after the arrival of the Nevada and California Railroad (now the Southern Pacific) in 1909. The town boasted a population of between 2,000 and 3,000 in the early 20th century but by 1920, the population of Brow had declined to about 50.

Visit the Argus Room for the history of Brown, the homesteaders, Tiny Standard – a well known and loved teacher and other characters that resided in Brown.  This display created by Liz Babcock.

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

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100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-375-6900 | FAX 760-375-0479
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm
(Excluding Major Holiday)

The Maturango Museum is a Death Valley Tourist Center and  Northern Mojave Visitors Center

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