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Harrison Exhibit Center

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16367 Main Street
(760) 244-5488

The Harrison Exhibit Center is staffed by volunteers Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  It currently houses the John Swisher, McGinnis, Otwell, and Old Town collections.  The history of Hesperia all the way back to the stone age is on display.  View the history of Native Americans, the railroad, early settlers, and civic groups.  
The first Saturday of each month, HARD Foundation Director, Gary "Griz" Drylie, is on hand by appointment.  Griz is a local historian who is fond of talking with classes and people in general.

Come on by and see the history of Hesperia and the Victor Valley!


Enjoy a look at the history of Hesperia with Uncovered in the Archives - Episode 9: Headin' to Hesperia.


H.A.R.D. Foundation Member Gary "Griz" Dylie presenting Hesperia History to Excelsior Charter School...




Do you have enthusiasm for local history?  The Hesperia Recreation and Park District is seeking a Volunteer Docent for the Harrison Exhibit Center.  A docent is needed to conduct site tours and lead educational activities that add to the visitor experience and increase awareness of the history of Hesperia, dating all the way back to the Stone Age!  Your contributions of time and talent are essential to our visitor experience.

If interested, please Click Here to fill out a Volunteer Application.  For more information, please call (760) 244-5488.  We hope to hear from you!