Last updated: 6/2/2011
Oroville, California
Street Address
1500 Broderick Street
Oroville, CA 95965
Mailing Address
1735 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965
phone: 530-538-2406
e-mail: museums@cityoforoville.org
web: www.cityoforoville.org
Hours
Daily12 PM - 4 PM
closed on major holidays.
Closed from December 15 to February 1
Admissions
$3.00 each; under 12, free.
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AAA admission is $2.50 each.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Charles L. Miller, Director
David Dewey, Curator, Cultural Facilities
phone: 530-538-2406
Description

California's largest intact gold rush period Chinese Temple. The complex includes the original "Temple of Many Deities," a Confucianism Temple, a Buddhist Temple, the community Council Room, and two modern buildings, the display hall housing artifacts of the temple, and a replica of the Fong Lee Store with the store’s original furnishings. Between the display hall and the original buildings is a courtyard with many plants from China, and a traditional fish pond. The temples are still occasionally used for worship.

History

The Temple Complex was donated to the City in 1937, and opened as a museum in 1949. Most of the displays are items original to this temple and surrounding community.

Artifact Collections

Original Temple furnishings & original Chinese Theatre banners and puppets, variety of personal objects from the 1860s to 1910 period. Clothing from 1860s to 1940s, both Chinese and European/American

Research Collections

Photographs and documents

Educational Programs

Docent program; School Class tours

Governance

City of Oroville, Parks & Trees Dept.

Services

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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