La Quinta History

La Quinta, California has a very interesting and rich history that includes the conquistadors and Spanish traders of long ago but mainly revolves around the world famous La Quinta Resort which began in 1926. In it’s beginning, the resort was a main house sorounded by several Casitas. It later added a golf course that is currently the La Quinta Country Club. That course was later sold to it’s members and is now a prestigious private club located across the street from the Resort.

Here are some links to get more details on La Quinta’s history.

Wikipedia’s History of La Quinta
La Quinta Resort
La Quinta Country Club

La Quinta also has a Museum and a Historical Society.

Some of the upcoming events hosted by the Historical Society are:

January 24, 2009         Annual Event
Fiesta of History Dinner Dance
Historic La Quinta Hotel
5:30pm  Reservations required  $125.00

February 13, 2009        Brown Bag Lunch Series*
Highway 111 – The way it was 1935 – 1960
11:30am – 1:30pm  La Quinta Museum

March 21, 2009                 Bus Tour and Lunch
Palm Springs Museum, 1930 General Store, Air Museum
Guide: Air Museum Docent Don Arends
9:00am – 3:00pm  Reservations required  $45.00

April 21, 2009         Special Member Event
Secrets of The Hacienda Del Gato
9:00am – meet at the museum for orientation then
Carpool to Traditions for our tour.

May 2, 2009         Brown Bag Lunch Series*
Historical Casitas of the Cove
Speaker: Maggie Gordon, Author
10:45am – 12:30pm   La Quinta Museum

*Brown Bag Lunch Series is free and open to the public
Bring your own lunch – drinks are provided
La Quinta Historical Society
For information and reservations please call
Louise Neeley (760) 345-1106

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