BY LYNNE TUCKER
The Edward-Dean Museum was created by Edward Eberle and Dean Stout. It derives its name from these original owners and donors. The structures were built is 1957 and given to the County of Riverside in 1964. The Edward-Dean Museum is a historic home that is committed to preserving its collection of 16th to 19th century decorative arts while offering social, cultural and educational enrichment.
Presented in Stained Norwegian pine paneling carved in the 1680’s, considered the work of “Girnling Gibbons” for the home of the Earl of Essex at Cassiobury Park. This room recreates the look of a 19th century English Manor Home. Art and artifacts displayed reflect the eclectic tastes of the day.
Designed to reflect the comfortable feel of a sitting room during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Irish Bristol and Waterford crystal chandelier illuminates this room containing a Broadwood forte piano reminiscent of those used by musical composers of the Baroque and Classical era.
Recreates the look of a long gallery room. A room such as this was an important feature in many of the great houses of Europe.
Displays a collection of Chinese paintings, sculptures, and costumes it sits next to an alcove containing Classic and Neo-Classic sculpture of bronze and marble.
Houses an impressive collection of over 3,000 books covering a variety of subjects including science, culture, and the arts.
Rabe Gallery and Oak Room
These exhibitions contain fine and decorative arts from the 16th to 19th centuries.
Legacy Rose Garden
Presents a display of blooms that provide a dramatic backdrop for the collection of free-standing sculptures.
A tranquil setting to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
Recreates a small version of a popular form of landscape design. In times past, this art form was used for exercise and contemplation as well as entertainment.
The Museum is located at: 9401 Oak Glen Road, Cherry Valley, CA.
Hours of operation: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00A to 5:00P
Closed on county holidays
Admission to the museum: $5 for adults; Free for children 12 and under.
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Lynne Tucker is a travel writer and photojournalist based in Palm Desert, CA
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