Museums

Heritage Trail museum tour offers 20 museums from Sierra to Valley floor

Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...

Retiring Placer museums director Barton ends highlight-filled tenure

Melanie Barton, Placer County museums division administrator for the past 11 years, was lauded at a retirement party Friday on the grounds of the Bernhard House complex for her hig ...

Placer’s museums chief set to retire

  Melanie Barton’s final days are counting down as Placer County’s museums chief. Her last day on the job is May 31. And she recently joked in a goodbye message ...

Placer County’s most precious artifacts are on the move

AUBURN CA - Visit the Placer County Museum in Old Town Auburn and one of the highlights is the collection of Indian baskets and other artifacts donated by Auburn’s Berenice P ...