158 W Bradford Ave, Sonora California 95370
The Tuolumne County Museum and History Center is a museum devoted to local historical displays, genealogical research and the Tuolumne County History Collection. Displays of Gold Rush era items such as photographs, guns, antiques, artifacts, and gold are displayed. A Pioneer Trails exhibit is also available to visitors of the museum.
The museum was built in 1857 as the Tuolumne County Jail and rebuilt in 1865 following a disastrous fire that killed the inmate who is thought to have started it. This museum displays the rich history of the Wild West, California, and the Gold Rush era.
Please call for museum hours as they are subject to change.
Other History nearby:
(Jackson) Amador County Museum
(Amador City) Amador Whitney Museum
(Angels Camp) Angels Camp Museum
(San Andreas) Big Tree Trading Post
(San Andreas) Calaveras County Historical Museum
(Mariposa) Mariposa County Courthouse
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10/06 Coming to The Sonora 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.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
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.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.