Visit the Eastern Sierra Museum
The colorful and sometimes violent history of Inyo County is preserved in the form of exhibits in the Eastern California Museum located in Independence, California.
Special displays include Manzanar, the Japanese-American World War II internment canter and the beautiful artistry of basket making by the Paiute-Shoshone Tribes that inhabited this area.
Another interesting section of the museum is an historic equipment yard. Here agricultural implements used by early Owens Valley miners and farmer are displayed as well as equipment used for mining and construction of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (1908-1913).
Next to the historic equipment yard is Little Pine Village, a pioneer settlement recreation complete wiht a general store, assay office, blacksmith shop and other buildings from the 1880's that have been relocated to the museum grounds.
The museum is located three blocks west of the Inyo County courthouse. The museum is operated by Inyo County.
Please call (760) 878- 0258 for more information.