placer county museums

Media Life: Mystery message in a bottle finds way back to Auburn

You’ve heard the song by The Police. Or maybe seen the movie starring Kevin Costner. In a world of instant e-mails and text messages, the old message in a bottle still has its pl ...

IN BRIEF

Funding available for youth projects Grants Advisory Board for Youth, a program of the Placer Community Foundation, awards Youth HOPE Grants to youth led projects in Placer County. ...

Petroglyph secerts will be revealed

“Petroglyphs of the Middle Fork of the American River,” featuring images of petroglyphs recorded by archaeologists working near the American River, is the subject of a presenta ...

Use vintage recipe to preserve figs

Learn how to preserve figs using a 100-year-old recipe during a community education program hosted by the Placer County Museums department. The free program starts at 10 a.m. Satur ...

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 ...

Learn the region's notorious past at museum lecture

Like most of the colorful characters from California’s past, the life of Joaquin Murrieta is wrapped in legend and lore, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. It’ ...

Griffith Quarry, Placer museums in need of volunteers

Volunteer opportunities abound at all Placer County museums. Locations include the Griffith Quarry Museum in Penryn; the Placer County Museum, the Bernhard Museum Complex, and the ...

Find out about people, places, events of past

Wagon trains used to traverse the foothills, the valley and the mountains, taking travelers to the far reaches of Placer County. This weekend, modern-day trekkers can take the Her ...

Experience a Victorian Christmas at Bernhard Museum

Catch a glimpse of Christmas past and have a bit of Victorian Christmas cheer at the Bernhard Museum, located on Auburn-Folsom Road, near High Street, in Auburn. The Placer County ...

Museum Heritage Trail tour was a success

What a wonderful job you did in promoting the Heritage Trail, our Placer County Museums Tour! Thanks to you, many of the venues were very busy with children and adults, eager to le ...