Last updated: 2/18/2013
Chester, California
Street Address
200 First Avenue
Chester, CA 96020
Mailing Address
PO Box 1191
Chester, CA 96020
Monday - Thursday10 AM - 1 PM & 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Hours same as Chester Branch Library
Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Marilyn Quadrio, Director
phone: 530-596-3011
Joan Sayre, Co-director
phone: 530-258-2677

Small museum in log building addition built on older log cabin public library filled with photos and artifacts of local culture from the Maidu to modern era. From early ranching and dairying operations through timber industry and tourism.

Artifact Collections

archaeology, basketry, history, photography

  • Maidu baskets and stone implements
  • Early dairy ranching implements
  • Advertising articles and equipment from early businesses
  • Artifacts from early ranching and post office operations
  • Research Collections

    Hundreds of photographs of local communities and early families, Lake Almanor's creation, from 1860's through 1950's. Historical society publications, unpublished interviews, memoirs, and research articles,as well as video interviews and tours.

    Educational Programs

    Programs with oral history accompanied by slides available to school groups and organizations as per requests.


    A branch of the Plumas County Museum


    Access: Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes


    parking, wheelchair access

    free parking

    Wheelchair Accessible



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