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New Placer museums chief breathing life into history

Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...

Placer’s gold collection safe and secure at Auburn museum

AUBURN CA - While Siskiyou County has put out a $15,000 reward for its stolen gold, Placer County’s own sizeable collection is safe and secure in a vault at an Auburn museum. Th ...

All aboard for Placer County’s Heritage Trail tour

The doors at 18 museums around Placer County are set to creak open and welcome big crowds Aug. 7 and 8 for the third annual Heritage Trail tour. The doors will be opening wide for ...