Palm Springs Historical Society
Posted on Feb 24th, 2021

The Museums
We are located on The Village Green Heritage Center in a lovely park-like setting amid the hotels, shops and restaurants of legendary Palm Canyon Drive. Comprised of two 19th century pioneer homes, The McCallum Adobe and Miss Cornelia White's "Little House".
The McCallum Adobe
The oldest remaining building in Palm Springs, built in 1884 for John McCallum, the first permanent white settler. Adobe houses were rare in the dessert because few people knew how to make the bricks.
The relocated and restored adobe now exhibits an extensive collection of photographs, paintings, clothing, tools, books, and Indian ware from the earliest days of Palm Springs. A 24 minute film on the history of Palm Springs runs continuously.
Miss Cornelia White's “Little House”
Built from railroad ties taken from the abandoned Palmdale railroad in 1893 by the city's first hotel proprietor, Dr. Welwood Murray. Open for tour the house is furnished with donated antiques.
“Our Mission is to record, preserve and display historical artifacts of the Palm Springs area.” Palm Springs Historical SocietyFrom the PSHS President Greg Hough
WOW! Over 10,000 photo images were scanned into our new digital system this summer. The Historical Society has the hardest working staff and volunteers I know. What a great job they did! We are getting real close to being in the 21st century with our entire operation.
Please visit us on our opening day October 16th or soon after and see all the new displays and updated reading materials we have for our members and guests. Hope to see you at the Adobe this year. You will love the way we look!