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Sarah A. Mooney
Memorial Museum
542 West 'D' Street
P.O. Box 413
Lemoore, California 93245

Aaron, Sarah and Harriet Mooney came to Lemoore in 1875. Mr. Mooney prospered as the proprietor of the general store and funeral director. Mrs Mooney and her daughter, Harriet, were very active in civic affairs. In 1893 Aaron and Sarah built their Victorian home.
This home was left by Sarah Mooney to her granddaughter Marie Blakeley in 1925. Marie and her husband L.M. 'Buzz" Blakeley along with Marie's family wanted this property to stand in the memory of their grandmother. In 1973, after the Lemoore Centennial, they donated it to the Lemoore District Chamber of Commerce to be used as a memorial museum.

This Victorian is suitably furnished for the period. Most of the furnishings have been donated by various Lemoore families, but a few are actual artifacts given by the Mooney descendants.

There are wonderful displays of clothing, handwork, pre-electric and early electric appliances for functional and recreational use, and the Library is full of surprises.

Near by is the old brick outhouse that has been plumbed and still serves as the restroom. It is reputed to be the only brick structure of this nature still in use.

Sitting near the back of the property is the drive through carriage house which once housed Mr. Mooney's office and multipurpose wagon - sometimes hearse. The Museum has acquired an 1890's mountain wagon that belonged to a Lemoore family. Plans are in the works to restore the carriage house to its original use.

If you are interested in the early history of this area, this is a tour you will not want to miss. The volunteer museum guides encourage questions and have many life style stories of the era to tell.

Arrangements for tours for individuals
and/or groups can be made by calling the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce at 559-924-6401.

For more information about the
history of Lemoore, visit the

Sarah A. Mooney
Memorial Museum
542 West 'D' Street
P.O. Box 413
Lemoore, California 93245

The Sarah A Mooney Memorial Museum is a non profit organization.
All board members, historians, and tour guides are volunteers.
This museum is supported by donations.
We do not charge admission for tours or research assistance,
however donations will be sincerely appreciated.