Explore the Historic Hanford Carnegie Museum
September 06, 2018

Explore the Historic Hanford Carnegie Museum

You cannot embrace the future without an understanding of the past, and with this in mind, the Hanford Carnegie Museum was formed. Offering a wealth of exhibits, programs, lectures, and activities all throughout the year, the Hanford Carnegie Museum is one of the crown jewels of area. Come to discover all that awaits at this gem near our Hanford apartments.

History & Location

In its present location since 1975, the Hanford Carnegie Museum concept dates back to 1890, when it originally existed as a floating library to serve the educational needs of the Hanford community. The motto of the Hanford Carnegie Museum, according to their website, is "Explore History, Discover Yourself," and through their expansive collection and many programs, the museum allows visitors to do just that. Located off of East 8th Street in historic Hanford, the museum offers memberships, solo visits, and even venue rentals for special presentations and programs.

Exhibits and Attractions

You never know what you might discover at the Hanford Carnegie Museum! Their guided tours are an especially fantastic way to discover the history of the area. "Step Back in Time" with one of their specialty tours and learn about the beginnings of the town, how life was like at the turn of the century, the beauty and history of local buildings and art, and much more. Of course, you can also opt to take your time and explore the museum at your leisure, as you marvel at exhibits with artifacts from the 1700's, beautiful antique china, and much more. Become a member and discover even more, with discounts on special programs, guest passes, and a discount on venue rental.

The resort-style community at River Oaks Apartments is located conveniently close to the Hanford Carnegie Museum and dozens of other local attractions. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your tour of our apartment homes!

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