Western Hotel Museum in Lancaster, California. (305909)
Western Hotel Museum in Lancaster, California. Credit: MOAH

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) has announced the revival of the Western Hotel Museum as a local social hub.

Built in 1888, the Western Hotel Museum is the oldest standing building in the City of Lancaster. Outdoor and indoor areas of the Western Hotel Museum will be open to the public, allowing guests to traverse into the past as they walk through the Western Hotel Museum galleries while taking part in another historic event in the Western Hotel’s history.

Self-guided tour pamphlets of the current exhibition will be available.

The Western Hotel Museum is available for private event bookings. The newly remodeled outdoor area features open spaces lined with beautiful and medicinally useful native plants and scattered ground stone artifacts, paying homage to Lancaster’s first people.

Large trees and a gazebo provide shade and a scenic area for photos, encapsulating the private backyard. Interested parties should direct rental questions to the MOAH at (661) 723-6250 or by email at moahrentals@cityoflancasterca.org.

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.

MOAH, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Schedule a visit at www.lancastermoah.org. The Western Hotel Museum is open every second and fourth Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private tours are available by appointment.