“The Barn”, officially called the Donald J. Rivers Interpretive Center, is our newest addition to The Heritage Center. It features extensive collections and displays revealing the agricultural heritage of the Fallbrook area, including the shifts from the early beekeepers and flourishing honey industry to the olive, then citrus and then avocado industries. There are also artifacts of the local dairy industry on display.
Additionally, many examples of antique farm equipment and implements are exhibited for your enjoyment, as well as a complete collection of barb-wire from 1867 through the 1890’s.
The Barn features modes of transportation from bygone eras. We have a beautifully restored 1860’s “Brougham Ladies Afternoon Carriage”. There are also 3 antique Fords, a model “T” and two model “A”s.
The barn also houses artifacts from Fallbrook’s Volunteer Fire Department.