150th Anniversary of the 1872 Earthquake Memorial


On Saturday, March 26, 2022, there will be a Memorial Remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the 1872 Earthquake at the gravesite in Lone Pine along Highway 395 north of town, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring water, wear comfortable shoes, some chairs will be provided. On the same day, Bryan Castillo of Cal State San Bernardino will give a talk on the 1872 Earthquake at 1 p.m. in the Lone Pine High School Auditorium.

150th Anniversary of the 1872 Earthquake Memorial2022-04-08T17:50:07-07:00



Join us for our first-ever webinar! This event is held in lieu of our annual meeting. The annual meeting, usually a potluck held in March, was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the ongoing situation and Inyo County directives, our Board determined it is safer to continue to remain distanced. But we don’t want to hold off on our popular presentations! So we invite you to join us on March 19, 2022 at 3 p.m. for a Zoom presentation by Cynthia Pridmore titled Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence 2019 – Insights from the California Earthquake Clearinghouse. Please email us at info@fecm.org to reserve your spot. We will send you the link closer to the date About our speaker Cindy [...]

SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL2022-03-11T16:18:01-08:00

2020 Annual Dinner Postponed


In light of the rapidly-changing coronavirus environment, the Friends of the Eastern California Museum is postponing its annual dinner meeting, originally scheduled for March 14, 2020 in Independence, CA. The featured speaker, Cynthia Pridmore, has agreed to present her talk on the "Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence - July 2019" at a rescheduled dinner. The Board of Trustees regrets any inconvenience.

2020 Annual Dinner Postponed2020-03-13T08:42:55-07:00

The Slim Princess Comes Home to Independence


Come welcome Locomotive #18 home  to Independence in a day of celebration after a long journey to Colorado. When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 Train Rides: Steam train rides start at 9AM Cost: $20 donation, buy tickets at the engine house Tri-Tip Dinner: 4PM, $20 donation More info: Call 760-878-0258

The Slim Princess Comes Home to Independence2019-10-21T21:07:54-07:00

Eastern California Museum 90th Anniversary Celebration


On Saturday, May 5th, the Eastern California Museum in Independence will celebrate its 90th anniversary of preserving the region's history, with a fun filled day of yesteryear walking tours, history presentations, inspiring oratory and enticing refreshments.The day kicks off at 10 am, with 2 different ½ hour walking tours through the historic district of Independence. At 11, the first of several presentations on various Eastern California History topics will be offered at the Eastern California Museum. The topics range from the lost but not forgotten town of Thebe, to a brief history of the treasured Eastern California Museum itself. The Eastern California Museum Association was founded in 1928 by a group of civic minded citizens from Inyo County. The Association operated the [...]

Eastern California Museum 90th Anniversary Celebration2019-10-21T21:18:17-07:00