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"Our thanks to the
Merle Miller family
whose generous donation funded the establishment of this website."

Visit Templeton Museum


"The purpose of the Templeton Historical Museum Society
is to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts and records relating to the history of Templeton
and the surrounding area."


The Templeton Historical Museum Society was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1989, the realization of a dream of nearly 25 years earlier. The Horstman house, built in the 1920s by Albert Horstman, a prominent Templeton businessman, was donated to the society in 1994, and it serves as the museum where local memorabilia and photographs are displayed. Templeton's original railroad warehouse (behind the house) contains a 1925 Model T in original condition, an antique carriage and other items too large to put into the house.


The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

Templeton is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 101, 5 miles south of Paso Robles.


Bus Restoration Project

You can assist the efforts of the Museum by participating in one of two fund raising events. The first is a direct fundraising effort for the Bus Restoration. Funds generated will go directly to the Bus Restoration fund. Click here to view a .pdf flyer for more information on how you can help.

Wall Of Honor

The second event is the Wall of Honor project.  Funds from this project will go into the general operating fund. Click here to view a .pdf flyer. 

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