The Maturango Museum houses collections on local history, paleontology, archaeology and ethnography, botany, and zoology. Included are an extensive collection of historical photographs and documents, a map collection, an herbarium, and a research library. The Museum is also an archaeological repository for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). These materials are available for research to qualified researchers. Interested researchers should contact the appropriate curator for their topic.
Access a list of archaeological collections curated at the Maturango Museum.
Elaine Wiley, Local history
Alexander (Sandy) Rogers, Archaeology and Ethnography
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)