Catalina Island Museum
The Catalina Island Museum provides the very best in art as well as historical events, songs and dance, lectures by guest speakers from all over the globe, and the finest in quiet, docudrama and international film.
Found in the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building, the gallery consists of a long-term installment, “The History of Catalina Island,” that chronicles the island’s exploration 8,000 years ago and traces its introduction as a cherished holiday location. Visitors will certainly learn more about Catalina’s renowned residents, like Norma Jean (a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe) as well as the island’s function during World War II. You’ll also discover enjoyable realities regarding the tradition of chewing periodontal tycoon William Wrigley Jr., that bought the majority of the rights to the island in 1919. (The Wrigley household still owns and takes care of much of the island.).