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Museum Archives FAQs

Is the Natural History Museum the oldest museum in Los Angeles?

No.  The oldest museum in Los Angeles is the Southwest Museum, which was founded in  1907.  The Natural History Museum was founded in 1910 and was originally called the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art.

When did the Museum open?

November 6, 1913

Who was the first director?

Frank S. Daggett.