Welcome to the Fullerton Museum Center!
Home of the Leo Fender Gallery
The Fullerton Museum Center
is open on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Voted "Best Art Museum 2019" by the OC Weekly
The mission of the Fullerton Museum Center (FMC) is to present the best in diverse exhibitions and education programs. Our Center provides a vibrant central gathering place for the community, stimulates dialogue, and promotes critical and creative thinking.
Fullerton Museum Center Association is a proud recipient of the prestigious Amigos De Los Ninos grant and Wilson W. Phelps grant. With this funding the Fullerton Museum Center will enhance educational opportunities for all students of the Fullerton School District through creative thinking and hands-on learning.
Golden Legacy: 75 Years of Golden Books
The Fullerton Museum Center and this exhibit is currently closed to the public
Launched in 1942, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Golden Legacy is the most extensive public showing of original illustrations from America’s most loved and consequential picture-book series. Sixty-five masterpieces of original illustration art chosen from the vast Random House archive are featured in this exhibition, including art from such classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, Home for a Bunny, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, The Color Kittens, I Can Fly, and more.
Building Guitars, Making History: Leo Fender Stories
The Leo Fender Gallery is currently closed to the public
From modest beginnings at his Fullerton radio repair shop, Leo Fender presided over what became the largest musical instrument empire in the world. His electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards set the standard for the industry. His ideas formed the basis for the almost limitless possibilities of sound in music that today most people take for granted.
Thousands of people have worked for Fender at factories, storefronts and offices over the years, producing top quality instruments with the Fender name. This exhibit tells some of those stories from the boots on the ground, Leo's many employees who toiled to make musical dreams come true.