In response to COVID-19, all of our museums as well as the archives and research center will be closed through Monday, April 13th at which point we will evaluate whether the closures should be extended.
Ask A Curator
In an effort to make up for our doors closing, we are starting an online "Ask a Curator" service for the public. You can ask any questions about museums or local history on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and get an answer from a curator in our department.
Come visit our seven amazing museums that highlight different aspects of Placer County.
Docent led tours are available in our museums daily. For those that want to dig a little deeper into our history, we offer many site specific tours and programs.
In addition to the thousands of photos and objects on display in our museums, we are also in charge of keeping tens of thousands more safe and organized. The Archives and Research Center is in charge of photos, records, and oral histories while Collections takes care of three dimensional artifacts.
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Welcome teachers, parents or motivated students who just love history! Please enjoy this collection of online resources to help increase anyone's understanding of history.
A online repository of some of the more interesting artifacts in our collection
An online collection of the stories that make our history.
Check out our latest video!
One of the new directions we’ve been headed recently is making videos about our local history using our extensive photo collection. Here’s our first one about the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad through Placer County. Hope you enjoy it!