Riverside County Historical Society

Find Riverside County California historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Black California Historical Society 450 East Laurel Circle Palm Springs CA 92262 760-327-4983


Corona Historical Society 815 West 6th Street Corona CA 92882 951-898-2044

Idyllwild Area Historical Society 54470 North Circle Drive Idyllwild-Pine Cove CA 92549 951-659-2717

La Quinta Historical Society 77885 Avenue Montezuma La Quinta CA 92253 760-564-1283

Lake Elsinore Historical Society 106 South Main Street Lake Elsinore CA 92530 951-245-4986

Palm Desert Historical Society 72861 El Paseo Palm Desert CA 92260 760-346-6588

Palm Springs Historical Society 221 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs CA 92262 760-323-8297

Palo Verde Historical Society 150 North Broadway Blythe CA 92225 760-922-8770

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.