Welcome to HSUMD

Discover your history at the Historic USO Building

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About Us

HSUMD is a non-profit corporation located in Ridgecrest, California. Its mission is to preserve and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the social, commercial and cultural heritage of Ridgecrest, California, and the surrounding areas of the Indian Wells Valley and the nearby Rand Mining District. The HSUMD also has an active Genealogical Committee that is established to encourage and enable genealogical research, to collect and to preserve the materials of genealogy and history, to spread genealogical information, and to teach genealogical research methods.

The HSUMD’s offices, libraries, history collections and exhibits, meeting area and performance stage for community events, gift shop and museum are located in the Historic USO Building and adjacent buildings in Ridgecrest, California.

At Your Service

The Historic USO Building

Restored to its community role

Veterans Memorial Building

In honor of those who serve

Historical Society Newsletter

Distributed monthly

Accessions and Archives

Carefully preserving our history

Let's Get In Touch!

Come join us in restoring our building or to participate in our programs and activities!

Visit us at: 230 W. Ridgecrest Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Or write us at: P.O. Box 2001, Ridgecrest, CA 93556

(760) 375-8456