Thursday, October 30, 2014

Flashback Thursday; Life In America - Ruddy's General Store Museum

One of the things that I absolutely love about living in Palm Springs is the history.  It has such a rich (literally and figuratively) past that can be visited through museums, memorials and simply throughout the area itself.  You can visit the walk of the stars by simply shopping downtown, learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians at the local museum and much more.

Terry and I visited a small section of museums right in Downtown Palm Springs cozily tucked within the multitude of lovely shops and restaurants.  My favorite in this section was Ruddy's General Store Museum.  It is the actual size of an old fashioned general store from the 1930s, complete with wood floors and the classic signage that you would have seen during that period.

As you enter the store you are greeted by a very knowledgeable and friendly woman, who will give you the great history of the shop.  The general store is a result of one man's private collection.  Jim Ruddy created this wonderful experience by purchasing a Midwest museum and combining with his collection of 35 years.  Between the two he developed the most complete collection housed in an authentic general store for the public to travel back to the 1930s.

Ruddy's General Store Museum is a "must see" in Palm Springs; make sure you set aside some time to visit (address and information is at the bottom of this post)

221 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
Best of all the charge for admission is old-fashioned too!
a mere 95 cents per person for time travel (you can't beat that)
No charge for children under 12.

For more information go to:RUDDY'S GENERAL STORE MUSEUM

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