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Forbestown Museum

Forbestown Museum, open weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, is dedicated to the preservation of the lumber and gold mining eras in the Oroville area.

Pioneer snowshoes for humans and horses, mining implements, antique clothing and furniture, and a working print shop are housed in the main building. Outdoor mining displays, a miner's cabin, blacksmith shop, general store, and a replica of an old schoolhouse are all of interest.

Admission to the Museum is always free. The Musuem is open from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. every weekend from Memorial Day in May Through Labor Day in September. Donations are gladly accepted.

Location: Forbestown Rd, Oroville California 95965

Other History nearby:
(Grass Valley)
Adams Express & Stage Company Building
Beckwourth Cabin
(Grass Valley)
Bon Allure Building
Butte County Pioneer Museum
(Nevada City)
Calanan Park Monitor and Drill Cove
Chico Museum

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