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Lompoc Museum

200 S H St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7297
+1 805-736-3888
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Antropology of Local Indians and Geology

Anthopology (top floor) and Geology (downstairs). Ask to look in the locked drawers at the awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harry B
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Livermore, California
Small town museums can be the best

It is clear, both from the displays and the docent at the desk, at people here care about local... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Jane H
,
Laguna Beach, California
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Housed in a 1910 former Carnegie Library, Lompoc Museum exhibits tell the story of the Lompoc Valley from the Chumash Indians through its settlement as a temperance colony in 1874. Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 1 - 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 4 pm. $1 Suggested Donation. Native American, "Old Town" Lompoc, 1923 Honda Naval Disaster, 7 million year old dolphin fossil, and oral histories on display.
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2 weeks ago
“Antropology of Local Indians and Geology”
24 Jan 2018
“Small town museums can be the best”
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200 S H St, Lompoc, CA 93436-7297
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anthopology (top floor) and Geology (downstairs). Ask to look in the locked drawers at the awesome arrowheads collection. I have never seen so many in one place.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

It is clear, both from the displays and the docent at the desk, at people here care about local history: remembering it and sharing it. The Chumash displays are very well done and the downstairs display about the Navy ships that went aground really informative....More

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

In this museum, a lot of items reflecting the history of Lompoc are on display, as well as some items collected from native Americans. If you visit Lompoc, this museum is worth visiting. The staff is very friendly, and you only need to donation one...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Lompoc Museum itself is quite interesting as it was built by Carnagie through their funds. Gorgeous outside structure, but the material inside could use some updating.. worn carpets, and old display cabinets. Additionally, little mentiion of the diatomacious earth facilities and the original seed...More

1  Thank 103adriennes
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

It was a very small museum, but as many others have said, it was worth a stop. Lots of history and very helpful staff.

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

This museum used to be the Carnegie Library before the current library was built in 1969. It is small and the first floor has a wonderful Chumash Indian collection donated by Clarence Ruth. There are monthly exhibits on the second floor for special interest displays....More

Thank Denise R
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Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

This little museum tells the history of Lompoc through a collection of artifacts, displays, dioramas, and photographs. I found the visit quite pleasant and definitely participated in the free will donation. The history of all towns should be preserved for the benefit of the community.

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Interesting, small museum...only a few dollars...and packed with 2 floors of exhibits and history of the area...located in the old library.

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Our family spent over an hour looking at the exhibits. The building itself has beautiful wooden stairs. Carnegie made an amazing endowment, giving small towns across the USA libraries. This former library now houses a quite extensive collection of Chumash and other native American tribe's...More

1  Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

The museum displays many artifacts and other tools used by the native american dwellers(Chumash) of the place. It lets us through the life they have lived long back and I could experience the awe. It was fascinating to see the tools they have used and...More

Thank Sundaram T
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