Anderson Children's Foundation

Zaddie Bunker's Traveling Museum (2014-2015, 2013-2014)

The Palm Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1955 by Melba Berry Bennett. Our purpose is to record, preserve and display historical artifacts of the Palm Springs area. We bring hands-on educational experiences into the classroom followed by field trips reinforcing many of the standards adopted by the California State Board of Education History-Social Studies curriculum. Our program includes six visits to the classroom and three field trips. We use slideshows with actual historical photographs, mapmaking, vocabulary games, watercolor art projects, storytelling and field trips to increase the student’s exposure to the desert environment, local desert artists, Cahuilla culture, and biographical information of many of the Palm Springs Pioneers. We serve approximately 300 students from Cielo Vista Charter School, Vista del Monte Elementary School and Cahuilla Elementary School.