About the Museum
The El Monte Historical Museum is a Spanish Morrish style building of approximately 5,000 square feet displaying the artifacts and history of the El Monte area.
Gay’s Lion Farm: pictures and artifacts for Gay’s Lion Farm which was in El Monte from 1923 until World War II.
Heritage Room: Antique furniture, glassware, clothing ,and pictures of early residents and walnut growers.
Pioneer Room: Lamps, typewriters, dolls, toys, books, quilts, army medals, bibles, swords, and a letter written by George Washington.
Frontier Room: Early-days police and fire hats, badges, guns, 1911 Model T ford, old tools, Native American artifact and a recreated police office.
Lexington Room: Divided into small rooms, depicting turn-of-the century stores and merchants.
General Store: stocked with old merchandise.
Barber Shop: a barber chair with haircutting implements.
Music Shop: ukeleles, violins, and a victrola.
Dressmaker Shop: dresses, combs, handbags, and sewing machines.
Schoolhouse: set-up with desks, maps, schoolwork, etc.
House: living room, bedroom kitchen, and library.
Stop by and Visit our Museum!
Then: Former El Monte Public Library
Now: El Monte Historical Museum