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Gift Shop

When you visit our museum, please feel free to browse our gift shop area. We have the perfect gift for that hard-to-find person on your list.


Carla Willhoit End of the Line

The late Carla Willhoit, holding a reprint of the 272-page book, The End of the Line, compiled by her late husband Al and her son Jim Cook. It is a 272-page book, containing 70 images and tells the fascinating history of the community of Templeton through the recollections of more than 130 area families, who have lived in the area for generations. It is $25.

In the year 2009 the Templeton Fire Department published a complete history of the department since its beginning in 1886 which includes many photos.  The cost is $20.
History of the Templeton Fire Department
Camp Atascadero
After many years of research, the late Dorothy Lowe, a former teacher and long-time Templeton area resident, who for many years maintained an interest in the history of California's Central Coast, wrote about the first joint maneuvers of the United States Army and California's National Guard.
Between 1904 and 1912, the troops passed through Templeton on their way from the San Francisco presidio to the area that we now know as Atascadero. The book, titled Camp Atascadero, is $20.

A 172-page book on early area public schools, Readin' 'Ritin' 'Rithmetic, includes two different photographs of the first school in Templeton, as well as one- room schools in the northern part of San Luis Obispo County. Included are many memories by former students and many photographs of the schools and students. This book is a bargain at $20.

Readin Ritin Rithmetic
Paso Robles Book
Images of America: Paso Robles, a 128-page book written by two retired teachers, is available at the museum. The area's rich history is portrayed through more than 200 images from public and private collections. Similar to Templeton, the City of Paso Robles developed steadily and quickly after 1886, when the railroad arrived and town lots were auctioned. One chapter, devoted to local agriculture, contains photographs from several outlying areas, including Templeton. This book sells for $21.
Sets of six note cards feature six different line drawings of historic buildings in the downtown area of Templeton. The cards, which are blank on the inside, are only $5 per set.


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Coffee Cups: $7
Postcards: $3
T-shirts: $20

All gift shop prices include sales taxes.



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