Arts and Museums

The list of some beautiful museums in Southern California:

Los Angeles County Museum of Arts: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
323 857-6000 |

J. Paul Getty Museum: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679
(310) 440-7300

Museum of Tolerance: Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 9786 West Pico Blvd (southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive), Los Angeles, CA 90035 | 310-553-8403

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO

Norton Simon Museum:411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105 Tel: (626) 449-6840

Huntington Library and Botanical Garden located at 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108
Tel: 626.405.2100

Bowers Museum located at 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706 Tel: (714) 567-3600

Laguna Art Museum located at 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 927651 Tel: (949) 494-8971

Japanese American National Museum: 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tel:(213) 625-0414

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the physical legacy, historical context, cultural landscape and experience of rail transportation. Programs address the historical, social, economic and technical impact of railroading with particular emphasis on railroads of San Diego County and the larger systems with which they connected in the United States and Mexico.

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum – Dedicated to preserving the railroad history of the pacific southwest and San Diego (

Campo Depot – 750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906 Tel: (619) 478-9937 -Weekends only

La Mesa Depot – 4695 Nebo Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941 Tel: (619)-465-7776 Recorded Information


The Autry National Center of the American West Museum: 4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.

The historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus: 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065 Tel: 323.221.2164Open Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free Admission


The International Printing Museum – 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745

The International Printing Museum is a public non-profit organization and was founded in 1988 by David Jacobson and Ernest A. Lindner and features The Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery. It’s fascinating place to visit. Open Saturdays and by appointments on other days. Tel:(310) 515-7166

The International Printing Museum Collection and Printing Presses — International Printing Museum (
USC Pacific Asia Museum: 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 Tel: (626) 449-2742
Wikipedia list of museums in Los Angeles:

Classic Arts Showcase was inspired by Lloyd E. Rigler. It was his love of the performing arts and his determination to bring the finest classic arts performances into millions of American homes – at no cost to the viewer – that made this dream a reality.

The Classical Arts Showcase shares a lot of rare classical arts performances for all to enjoy.  the staff are certainly experts in compiling all good performances and definitely very inspiring and a pleasure for our senses.

An alphabetical order of musical instruments according to country listed by Wikipedia:

National Music Instruments List:

List of musical instruments by type in Wikipedia :

Wildlife photography:
The National History Museum of London has beautiful wildlife pictures selected from around the world.

Crafts information and tips:
There are many websites and information available on the internet, here are few good examples.

AMA-Academy of Model aeronautics for the radio-control model enthusiasts:


California Indian Basketry:



Cooking history:

AllRecipes provides diverse recipes and easy navigation for cooking instructions:

American Test Kitchen:

Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts:

Cooking is an Art: 

There are many videos about the greatest writer Shakespeare, William Shakepeare’s Life and times gives overall history background:

Making bows:


Calligraphy resources:

Ceramics supplies and information:
Aftosa was founded in 1983 and has been supporting ceramic and glass artists for over 31 years. 1776 Wright Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 Toll Free: 1-800-231-0397

Gardening and plants:

Birds and Blooms Magazine for Nature and Gardening:

Plants attract Birds:

United States Dept. Of Agriculture provide gardeners and growers to enter their zip code and find out their geographical zone for proper plants:

Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden: 

Knitting information and supplies:

Cheryl Brunette, an expert in teaching knitting has a video online series about “How to knit a sweater 101”; subscribe and follow the online detailed instructions to complete a child size sweater include learning knitting techniques that will turn out to be the size and shape that is planned.


Needlepoint and embroidery:

Painting supplies:


Visit artist Stefan Baumann's website
Kodak photo tips:
Sewing and Quilting Supplies and information:

Sewing and quilting:


Small World Workshops, Inc.(SWWI) Sewing group help to sew “Trip Around the World Quilt” for kids in need. SWWI is accepting unused cotton fabric for making similar quilts.
Please email for details


Here’s a website provides various DIY Face mask options, sewing information and instructions:

Soap making resources and suppliers: by long time soap expert Kathy Miller

Stained Glass free patterns:

Weaving :

Well Read Book Club

Wikipedia has a list of the National parks of the United States, it’s listed in alphabetical order under the park name: Preserve our environment

Wood worker supplies since 1972:
5604 Alameda Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
1108 North Glenn Road, Casper, WY 82601
1125 Jay Lane, Graham, NC 27253

The American Woodshop host Scott Phillips and his wife Susie have an excellent TV show demonstrate how to wood carving and creating beautiful fun projects:


Yolo has a listing of different events in California cities :

California summer free concerts listings:

California Bay Area events list

Free Concert Calendar for Southern California

Search for California Fairs and Festivals throughout the year in alphabetical list:

All about birds:

US Holidays list for 2016 Calendar

Flower of the month:

Zodiac signs:

Birthstone by month:


Free Patterns for sewing, knitting and various crafts projects:

eHow has lots of techniques and projects: offers diverse information from technology to other issues: