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Cultural Services

The Riverside County Economic Development Agency Cultural Services Division is comprised of the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens and the County Library System.

The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens

Edward-Dean Museum & GardensThe Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens opened in 1958 and was founded by Edward Eberle and Dean Stout. The museum features late 16th to early 19th century European & Asian Fine Arts. Dean Stout designed the interior spaces of the museum to create a home-like atmosphere with the intent to share with the visitor a first-hand experience of the ambiance of the time period. The museum and its 16-acre campus originally came under the County in 1964.

On July 1, 1999, the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens was shifted to the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.

The Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens is open Thursday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm.  General admission is $5.  The museum hosts three special exhibits a year and a variety of events.  The facilities are available for rent and are ideal for weddings, receptions, and meetings.

For more information, visit The Edward-Dean Museum Web site.

Riverside County Library System

Riverside County Library SystemThe Riverside County Library System (RCLS) is a public library system composed of 35 libraries and 2 bookmobiles that service more than 7 thousand square miles and 2 million residents of Riverside County.

Riverside County took over management of the libraries in 1997 from the City of Riverside and hired Library Systems and Services, Inc. to operate its sprawling public library system under the direction of Riverside County and the County Librarian. In 2006, the RCLS was shifted to the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.

RCLS operates several Literacy Services, including Basic Adult Literacy, English as a Second Language, Family Literacy and, since 2002, a county-wide early literacy program called Project Read with Me.

Explore your world with the RCLS. There are many classes and activities to choose from on our Monthly Calendar of Events.

For more information, visit the Riverside County Library System.

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