248 Mill Street, Grass Valley California 95945
530-273-4667 Toll Free: 800-655-4667 Fax 530-272-5440
Local government began under an oak tree on this site in November, 1850 when votes were collected in a cigar box and James Walsh was the elected Justice of Peace. A cabin was built here in 1851 and it was purchased in 1853 by international celebrity and performer Lola Montez. She resided here until 1855 when she returned to San Francisco
. The present structure is a replica of Lola's original house (which had been extensively remodeled and finally was condemned in 1975). The structure houses the Nevada County
Chamber of Commerce, a small museum and many artifacts from Lola's residency.
Other History nearby:
(Grass Valley) Adams Express & Stage Company Building
(Georgetown) Bayley House
(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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11/17 Coming to The Grass Valley 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.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
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.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
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.