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The Museum occupies the first floor of Auburn’s historic Courthouse.
Photographs and artifacts help tell the stories of the different uses of the property.
Built in 1851 as the Traveler’s Rest Hotel
The Gold Rush Museum
The museum takes its name from the Golden Drift Historical Society.
The Griffith Quarry Museum is housed in the original Penryn Granite Works office
For guided tours, coming face to face with 100 year old objects, tracking down your family history and much more, your journey to the past begins right here. The Bernhard Museum, Placer County Museum, and DeWitt History Museum will be closed on April 25 for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
Interactive map lets you find parks, trails and more
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.
A repository for records generated by the county and a local history and genealogy research center. The collection of county records includes records dating from the beginning of the county in 1851. This includes over 15,000 photographs, as well as original bound copies of Placer County's first newspaper, the Placer Herald.
The Placer County Collections is where thousands of artifacts that chronicle over a hundred years of life in the county are stored. The temperature and humidity controlled storage facility is engineered to keep our history safe and intact.
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Learn about the art and history of matte painting special F/X for film from Frank Ordaz, Placer County artist known for his work in Return of the Jedi, The Wrath of Khan, and, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Please RSVP to 530-889-6500 or email@example.com.
Volunteers are the heart of the community