Main Street, Downieville California
Located in historic Downieville on the upper reaches of the Yuba River the Downieville Museum is about one mile north of the town of Sierra City.
The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is open from Memorial Day weekend through the first weekend in October for free. The building this museum is housed in dates to 1852. It was originally a Chinese store/gambling house. Stop by and enjoy the relics and the stamp mill model crafted by the local high school students.
Other History nearby:
(Grass Valley) Adams Express & Stage Company Building
(Portola) Beckwourth Cabin
(Grass Valley) Bon Allure Building
(Oroville) Butte County Pioneer Museum
(Nevada City) Calanan Park Monitor and Drill Cove
(Oroville) Chinese Temple
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03/11 Coming to The Downieville area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
The Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival Rio Vista CA October11-13 Rio Vista is proud to host the oldest fishing derby on the West Coast. The festival is a three-day derby for bass, catfish and sturgeon. The festival also boasts music, food and fun for fishermen and non-fishing children and adults as well. The events include a carnival, live music and dancing, classic car show, a pancake breakfast, parade and BBQ. A large fireworks display is also featured on Saturday night.