Placer County museums

New Placer museums chief breathing life into history

Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...

Swallows return to courthouse perch

Squatters are staging a live-in at the Placer County Superior Courthouse, but their presence isn’t posing much of a burden to court staff or museum visitors. Much like with ...

Reader Input: Folks related to Alma Bell murder case sought

On the evening of June 5, 1909, Alma Bell shot Joe Armes through the heart with a .32-caliber revolver. He died almost instantly. The trial that followed was covered by newspapers ...

Historic Auburn depot, giant statue could get new owner

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Placer County are exploring the possibility of turning the chamber’s Lincoln Way headquarters into a museum after the business organization ...

Placer County Museums need used tablets

Have you asked Santa for a new iPad or Android tablet this Christmas? If you stayed off the naughty list and he brings you what you want, what are you going to do with your old one ...

Media Life: Auburn Cemetery tour to reveal major historical haunts

  Auburn’s past can be told through its cemeteries, and the Auburn Cemetery’s manicured expanse of lawn and oak-shaded headstones can yield some interesting stori ...

Placer County Museums need volunteers

There are many historic buildings and sites in Placer County, but history isn’t really about buildings or sites, it’s about people. From the Nisenan Maidu who first pop ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer County Museum administrator retires; Auburn councilman recounts China trip and the home show kicks off this weekend

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...