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Living History Festival at the Coachella Valley History Museum

The Coachella Valley History Museum will host a Living History Festival with lots of fun for the entire family on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This “family-friendly” event is FREE to the community.

The event will feature the Jr. Historians, students who will portray pioneers of the Coachella Valley. The children will act as “exhibits” at the museum and “come to life” when a special “Press Here” button is activated. Visitors will learn lots of history about how these special people have impacted the Coachella Valley.

Old-fashioned games will be featured at the Festival, including horseshoes, croquet, relay races, jump rope, cat’s cradle, hopscotch, and many more. Volunteers from the museum’s School House Committee will offer craft activities such as making Pocket Pollys. The museum’s famous “Walking Tacos” will be available for purchase as well as a date shake sampler. The Desert Weavers and Spinners will demonstrate their craft, and John Malcolm Penn will serenade the group with folksongs about the history of the Coachella Valley in a special concert in the gazebo.

The Coachella Valley History Museum is located at 82-616 Miles Avenue, Indio, 92201. It is from open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays; and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information about the museum, visit their website at