Thursday, March 19, 2009

Museum Hours

The Perris Valley Museum is OPEN, four days a week.
It's located at:
120 4th Street
Perris, CA 92570

Thursday - Noon - 4pm

Friday - Noon - 4pm

Saturday - Noon - 4pm

Sunday - Noon - 4pm

Docent tours are available on request. Please call (951) 657-0274

Volunteers Needed

Docent First Graduating Class of 2009

With the reopening of our newly renovated museum with brand new and exciting exhibit space, comes the increased need for volunteers.

We need:
  • Staff to man the Gift Shop

  • Docents to amaze, entertain, and educate the public

  • Capable individuals to accession, conserve, and maintain museum and archival objects.

We are still actively working toward fine-tuning our new exhibits. Collecting, preserving, and sharing your local history is an ongoing project. Please come and share the joy of continuing this valuable work.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please leave your name and phone number on our message machine 951-657-0274. We will be in contact soon.

Fred T. Perris Day a Big Success

Descendents of the Perris and Levet families had a great time.

There was quite a crowd for the Fred T. Perris Day celebration January 31st, at the newly renovated Santa Fe Depot. After many months of work from our entirely volunteer staff, the new exhibits in the museum were unveiled to the delight of the public. A large contingent of Fred T. Perris (railroad man) and Benjamin F. Levet (depot architect) family members came from near and far for the affair. Under clear, sunny skies we listened to tales of old from direct descendents Christina Perris and Mel Levet. Even Huell Howser showed up with the City of Perris' Michael McDermott, for a tour.

Even Fred T. Perris showed up in his survey wagon.

New museum hours are:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Noon – 4:00 PM

Come visit our new museum. You might want to relive your childhood, teach your children and grandchildren their local history, or just simply have a look inside that building you have been driving by for so long.

We have a great little gift shop, knowledgeable docents on duty, and it is always free.