Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
To entertain men seeking their fortunes in mining boom towns, social clubs and fraternal organizations held meetings and offered other diversions in Kern County’s mining communities.
The exhibits on display in this building contain artifacts from various fraternal organizations in Kern County. The upstairs portion of this building is refurbished as a Masonic Lodge Hall with the cooperation of local organizations. The cubicles on the lower floor house exhibit regalia from Elks, Moose, Knights of Columbus and other local lodges.
Violet Caldwell and Harry Chamberlain donated this structure, originally a two-story farm house located southwest of Bakersfield near Old River, to the museum in 1961.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
Location. 35° 23.574′ N, 119° 1.256′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester AvenueTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dentist's Office (here, next to this marker); Kern Valley Bank (a few steps from this marker); Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Court House and Jail (a few steps from this marker); Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller and Lux Survey Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
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