History comes alive on the Placer County Heritage Trail Museums Tour

Published on June 2, 2022

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Placer County Museums is excited to welcome everyone to this year’s Heritage Trail Museums Tour, with museums and historical sites throughout Placer County offering free admission on select dates all summer. 

A total of 27 different museums and sites from Roseville to North Lake Tahoe are participating in this year’s trail tour, from June 4 through Sept. 4.

The Heritage Trail kicks off at the Sierra College Natural History Museum in Rocklin this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Each location will have special activities and exhibits and present history in a fun, exciting way. 

“There is no better way to learn Placer County history than taking a ride on the Heritage Trail,” said Placer County Museums Administrator Ralph Gibson. “ On the Heritage Trail, you don’t just get to see or read history, you get to immerse yourself in it and interact with it!”

Tour visitors can collect a ‘Get-up-and-Go’ card at participating museums, which can be stamped at each museum visited through the summer. 

Cards with a minimum of eight stamps can be returned for a chance to win one of three gift baskets. Participants can turn in multiple cards for a greater chance of winning. 

Cards can be stamped at any participating museum during regular visitor hours, though admission fees may apply.

The tour is also offering a scavenger hunt activity for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade, which includes public, private, charter or home schools. 

Scavenger hunt cards can be picked up and completed at any of the participating museums. 

Once seven museums have been stamped they can be turned in for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet, Kindle Fire tablet or one of three backpacks filled with school supplies. Students can enter the contest multiple times.

For more information about the Heritage Trail, including dates, locations and event descriptions, visit http://theheritagetrail.blogspot.com/ or call the Placer County Museums Office at 530-889-6500.