Last updated: 6/5/2011
Oroville, California
Address
2332 Montgomery Street
Oroville, CA 95965
phone: 530-538-2401
e-mail: museums@cityoforoville.org
web: www.cityoforoville.org
Hours
Sunday, Friday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Closed Dec 1 through Jan 31
Admissions
•$3 Adults ($2.50/each for AAA members or groups of 15 or more)
•Children Under 12 Free
•Group/classroom tours on any weekday by prior arrangement
Staff
David Dewey, Curator, Cultural Facilities
Description

The collection concentrates on items illustrating the pioneers’ life up to the late 1920s It includes such diverse items such as; Antique pianos, the original Oregon City School organ, a grand old clock from Bidwell Bar, gambler’s items, dolls (including a doll from the Donner Party), a miner's vest tailored to hold different size nuggets, and even a handmade gold needle.

The Indian artifact display contains one of the larger arrowhead and basket collections in the area. There is also a fascinating collection of Grand Army of the Republic memorabilia. One display is devoted to the lives of the Danforth and Boyle pioneer families, who founded the museum and kept it open for decades.

A visit here will give you a peek into the early California settlers’ lives!

History

First opened in 1932 by the Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West, and now operated by the City of Oroville, this museum was built as an oversized replica of a 49er’s cabin. The original building has been enlarged to now hold 6,000 square feet of historic treasures.

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