California’s Great Beyond

Mono Basin Historical Society & Museum

  • 129 Mattley Ave., PO Box 31
  • Lee Vining, CA 93541
  • Phone: (760) 647-6461

The Old School House Museum, located in Hess Park in Lee Vining, displays delightfully old artifacts, photographs, and equipment chronicling the mining and pioneering history of the Mono Basin, Bodie, and Lundy. The museum features a fine collection of Kutzadikaa (Paiute) baskets and tools. Outdoor exhibits include farming and mining equipment, and Nellie Bly O’Bryan’s world famous Upside Down House. The museum is operated by the Mono Basin Historical Society. Open 10am-4pm Wednesday to Monday from late May through October.