Oroville California 95965
The Butte County Pioneer Museum was built in 1932 by the Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West as a replica of 49er cabin. The museum has been enlarged to hold 6,000 square feet of historic treasures. A large Native American arrowhead and basket collection, a needle made from a gold nugget, pioneer furniture and clothing (including an extensive hat and fan collection) a doll from the Donner Party, and an invitation to an 1884 hanging are among the museum's rare and valuable holdings.
Other History nearby:
(Grass Valley) Adams Express & Stage Company Building
(Grass Valley) Bon Allure Building
(Oroville) Butte County Pioneer Museum
(Nevada City) Calanan Park Monitor and Drill Cove
(Chico) Chico Museum
(Oroville) Chinese Temple
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06/05 Coming to The Oroville 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.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.
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.