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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 ...

Retiring Placer museums director Barton ends highlight-filled tenure

Melanie Barton, Placer County museums division administrator for the past 11 years, was lauded at a retirement party Friday on the grounds of the Bernhard House complex for her hig ...

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 ...