Senator Boxer: Preserving a Coachella Valley Treasure
Monday, March 19, 2012
I am pleased to tell you that the Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. To read more about this fascinating site, please click here.
Last year I urged the National Parks Service to add Cabot's Pueblo Museum to the National Register of Historic Places. Cabot's Pueblo has played an important role in the community for more than 70 years, providing education, training, volunteer opportunities, and employment to the people of Desert Hot Springs and surrounding areas. The museum’s popular guided tours focus on national and regional history, the arts, conservation, and recycling.
In 1913, Cabot Yerxa homesteaded 160 acres in what is now Desert Hot Springs. While digging a well, he discovered the hot mineral waters that gave the town its name. Cabot began building his pueblo-style home in 1939 and worked on it until his death in 1965. It is now a historic museum and art gallery run by the nonprofit Cabot's Museum Foundation in partnership with the City of Desert Hot Springs.
Listing Cabot's Pueblo in the National Register of Historic Places will help ensure that this local treasure remains a focal point of the desert community for generations to come.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer