Placer County museums

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

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 ...

Historic Auburn depot, giant statue could get new owner

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Placer County are exploring the possibility of turning the chamber’s Lincoln Way headquarters into a museum after the business organization ...

Media Life: Auburn Cemetery tour to reveal major historical haunts

  Auburn’s past can be told through its cemeteries, and the Auburn Cemetery’s manicured expanse of lawn and oak-shaded headstones can yield some interesting stori ...

Museums have spots for volunteers

  The Placer County Museums is recruiting volunteers to join their team of dedicated, history-loving people, enabling the county’s museums division to provide a variety ...