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Merced County Courthouse Museum

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Our museum houses 8500 square feet of exhibits, both permanent and rotating, which depict the history of Merced County as well as the settlers of the Great Central Valley. We are located in the county's three-story courthouse built in 1875, one of the oldest historical buildings in California. On the National Register of Historic Places, the architectural style of the building is Italianate, designed by State Capital Architect, Albert A. Bennett. Our museum is staffed by volunteers who devote their time into preserving and passing on the history of this great land to generations to come.

The Merced County Courthouse Museum will present the "Merced College: 50 Years of Educational Excellence" exhibit beginning Thursday, Oct. 11. The exhibit is a joint effort between the Museum and Merced College. The Merced Community College District was formed in 1962 with Dr. Lowell Barker as the first full-time president. The inaugural 1963-1964 school year began with 15 teachers and 347 students at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Today, Merced College has 476 faculty and over 10,000 students. Come have a look at Merced College's half-century of contributions to Merced County. At the opening reception, Merced College Learning Resources Center Director Dr. Susan Walsh will facilitate a panel discussion on "Merced College History." The exhibit will run through January 27, 2013.

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Hours of Operation:
Wed1:00 PM4:00 PM
Thr1:00 PM4:00 PM
Fri1:00 PM4:00 PM
Sat1:00 PM4:00 PM
Sun1:00 PM4:00 PM
Notes: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays and Major Holidays


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