Placer County museums

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

Reader Input: Archives seeks information on DeWitt

Since retiring from the staff of the Auburn Library at the end of December 2013 after many years of service, I have become a volunteer at the Placer County Archives, which is part ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Auburn saloon, circa 1900-1910, suggests another mystery

The writing on the top of this photograph indicates this may be the Union Saloon in Auburn. But we at Placer County Museums have learned over the years to question such labels beca ...

Plan to honor athletes trudges on

More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...