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Current Exhibits


Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow:
A Brief History of El Paso de Robles, 1859-1920

From Rancho to Hot Springs to Paso Robles Meets the World, this timeline provides the visitor with an understanding of why Paso Robles has always been a destination.  One is able to see the growth of the town, beginning with the discovery of the rich mineral waters of the natural springs to "being advertised as a bit of paradise of which anyone could own a piece."


How the Italians Changed the Landscape and Wine Culture of San Luis Obispo County, 1900 to Present

Curated and sponsored by the Wine History Project & featured in the Wine History Gallery


Almond Capital of the World

In the 1930s, Paso Robles boasted 30,000 to 40,000 acres of almond orchards and became known as the almond capital of the world.  The conditions in Paso Robles were ideal for dry-farming almonds.  This exhibit provides the history behind Paso's almond industry, from the early 1700s to its decline in the 1950s & 1960s.


Salinan Exhibit

Salinan artifacts are displayed, courtesy of Salinan Tribe, 7070 Morro Road, Suite A, Atascadero, CA, Patti Dunton, Tribal Administrator.

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