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The Monrovia Historical Museum occupies the building that once housed the city's Municipal Swimming Pool, known as the "Plunge." The former dressing rooms now comprise our two exhibit wings, covering more than 8000 square feet.
The Historic Monrovia Wing introduces the Monroe Family and the town they helped establish, including the famous Pottenger Sanatorium and the Pacific Electric Red Car. Exhibits in this wing depict life in Monrovia in the early 1900s, including faithful reconstructions of a turn-of-the-century kitchen and parlor, a 1907 classroom tribute to Monrovia's early grade schools, and an interactive police department exhibit.
The Historic Collections Wing includes a Natural History section showcasing unusual creatures and oddities seldom seen in public displays. This wing also includes our special collections of vintage telephones and cameras, an exhibit dedicated to Monrovia's service men and women, and much more.
Docent-led tours are available.
The Monrovia Historical Museum Foundation acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Kizh-Gabrieleño People.