Paso Robles History museum

Grand Opening of the Wine History Gallery's Newest Exhibit...

6,000 Years of Winemaking in Clay Amphorae

Saturday, October 16th, 9 am to 5 pm 

Everyone is invited to visit our newest exhibit, curated by the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo, and to view the actual creation of a clay amphora, a vessel that was used for the fermentation of wine in years past and which is now being used by several winemakers locally!  Tell family & friends.  See you there!


Don't miss one of the top places to visit in Paso Robles!  Let our docents share the History of Wine, Tales of Wild Outlaw Jesse James, Hot Springs shenanigans,  and other surprising insights that only a local would know.  


Whether you have an hour or a day, the Paso Robles History Museum, curated by the El Paso de Robles Historical Society, has something for you.  Check out our current exhibits and highlights of past exhibits and programs!

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The Virginia Peterson Research Library is open to everyone, whether working on a specific project or just browsing the collections.  The Library is home to a diverse collection of materials documenting the history of Paso Robles and the surrounding area.  We invite you to come in and explore these invaluable resources. 

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The Paso Robles Area Historical Society currently publishes a newsletter four times annually.  Each issue is packed with news, features and other information about the Society and the History Museum.  Society Members receive each issue as part of their membership benefits.  Anyone may request a subscription by becoming a member.

Members of the Society are welcome to submit articles for consideration of inclusion in upcoming issues of the newsletter.  Articles will be subject to editing for content and space requirements.  Authors will be credited with their submission when published.  Please contact us at pasohistory1@gmail.com.

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Click on the map's full screen icon in the upper right, to see some of the  local areas that the Historical Society covers for family histories, photos, and research.