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Fullerton Museum

Fullerton Museum

Welcome to the Fullerton Museum Center!   
Home of the Leo Fender Gallery

Voted "Best Art Museum" by the OC Weekly

The Fullerton Museum Center presents the best in multidisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs in the areas of history, science, art and humanities. The main goals of FMC are to present exhibitions and activities which stimulate dialogue, promote critical and creative thinking, and serve as vehicles to learn about ourselves and our world.


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The Presidential Hopefuls 

Opening Reception: August 25, 2018
On display through October 21, 2018
A fascinating look at American politics, and the men who gave the presidential incumbents a run for their money, sometimes returning to win a later election. The show highlights military heroes who became candidates, incumbents who lost, and the fluctuating costs of running a campaign. This exhibit explores the often neglected stories behind these hopeful candidates through original cartoons, sheet music, and memorabilia. It gives viewers a chance to speculate to what extent history might have been rewritten had another candidate occupied the oval office.


Leo Fender: Life and Legacy

Clarence Leo Fender was an unassuming man who couldn't play the guitar, yet his creations inspired generations of musicians, and changed the sound of popular music. While his instruments soared, Fender spent his life in Fullerton, looking for ways to make his great creations even better. In this 10th anniversary year of the Leo Fender Gallery, we celebrate the man by taking a fresh look at his life, work and lifetime of inventiveness.





City of Fullerton
Fullerton Museum Center
301 N. Pomona Avenue | Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6545


Revised Date: 09/7/2018