General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Ehmann Home was built in 1911 by Edwin Ehmann in the Craftsman Bungalow style. The architect was John Morton of Chico. Today it is the only surviving reminder of the once grand Ehmann Olive Company presence in Butte County. The story of the Ehmann home begins with Freda Ehmann and her olives. She is considered the "mother" of the modern olive canning industry. Her olive curing business began with her desperate effort to develop a market for the olives from her 20-acre orchard.
History, Historical Society
The Escalon Historical Society boasts a collection of more than 41,000 volumes in its museum and library facilities. Escalon Historical Society documents the rich history of Escalon which dates back to the city’s first homesteader in 1852.
The Museum consists of a library, Victorian Country Home, Barn, Blacksmith Shop, Railroad Depot, Railroad car, Outhouse, Herb Garden, Tak House. The museum also offers the only classes in blacksmithing in Southern California.