255 N Main Street, Lakeport California 95453
The brick Lake County
courthouse was built in 1871 and in 1970 became the first courthouse in California to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1978, it has housed the county museum.
Extensive collections of stone tools found within the county are on display, including arrowheads and ax heads and a stone plow.
The museum's Native American Room features a diorama of a Pomo Village, with a scale model of a tulle hut.
There are also research materials including historic photographs dating to the middle of the nineteenth century. The Lake County Genealogical Society has more than 1000 volumes about pioneer families.
Other History nearby:
(Mendocino) Kelley House Historical Museum
(Lakeport) Lake County Museum
(Williams) Sacramento Valley Museum
(Calistoga) Sharpsteen Museum
(Fort Bragg) Triangle Tattoo and Museum
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04/25 Coming to The Lakeport 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.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.