placer county museums

Media Life: Placer Museums set to show off county’s weird, wondrous side

AUBURN CA - When you have 15,000-plus objects stored or displayed in your collection, there just has to be some oddballs. For Placer County Museums, those are the weird and wonder ...

Media Life: Mystery message in a bottle finds way back to Auburn

You’ve heard the song by The Police. Or maybe seen the movie starring Kevin Costner. In a world of instant e-mails and text messages, the old message in a bottle still has its pl ...

Media Life: Infamous 1904 Weber murders still resonate in Auburn

Man or monster? The jury was out among the shocked populace of Auburn in 1904 after four Weber family members were executed one after the other in their comfortable home near what ...

All aboard for Placer County’s Heritage Trail tour

The doors at 18 museums around Placer County are set to creak open and welcome big crowds Aug. 7 and 8 for the third annual Heritage Trail tour. The doors will be opening wide for ...

Native Sons honored in new Placer County museum exhibit in Auburn

The Native Sons of the Golden West – an organization celebrating its 125th anniversary in both Auburn and Lincoln – are the focus of a new exhibit at the Placer County Museum. ...

Heritage Trail coming to Placer County

Where on earth can you find more than 80 model aircraft, Elmer Gum?s sheriff?s office, root-beer floats, a mining tunnel, ?Snowshoe? Thompson?s super-long skis and historical hydro ...