On First Friday, visit the Tehachapi Museum’s newest exhibit featuring a very interesting machine, circa 1920s to 1930s, designed to give women permanents. It appears to be dangerous, and considering the combination of wet hair and electricity, it was! Included in the new display are numerous other items from 1900 to the 1930s designed to make women more attractive.
Continuing exhibits in the Museum’s Textile gallery include spring hats, Disney items, Victorian clothing and an exhibit about Maria Downey, wife of California’s governor from 1860-1862. Maria Downey was killed in a train accident in Tehachapi in 1883.
In the Mmuseum’s main gallery