Friday, May 8, 2009

18 Great Stops on the Heritage Trail!

The 2nd annual Heritage Trail will be held on August 8 & 9, 2009. Once again 18 participating museums from Roseville to Tahoe are committed to showcasing history in a fun, entertaining way. All the
museums will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on both days and admittance is FREE. The theme this year is A-Tisket A-Tasket . Bring your picnic basket. We encourage Trail Travelers to bring a picnic and eat at one of the museums designated for picnics.

The tour promises to be a family-friendly event with many hands-on activities for all ages. Visitors can bake biscuits in an 1890s wood stove, jump to the finish line in an old fashioned sack race, explore the wonders of a granite quarry, view the world from a 19thc stage coach, pan for illusive flakes of gold, and listen to Native American stories. Trail Guides will be available at every museum in July and on our website. For the most up to date information on the weekend activities visit our website and blog .

The museums are grouped in four clusters, and are easy to reach from I-80.

Valley Museums - located in South Placer
Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum
Roseville Telephone Museum
Maidu Interpretive Center (Roseville)
Rocklin History Museum
Griffith Quarry Museum (Penryn)
Fruitvale School (Lincoln)

Auburn Museums - within one mile of the Historic Courthouse
Placer County Museum
Bernhard Museum Complex
Gold Country Museum
Joss House Museum
Gold Country Medical History Museum
The Benton Welty School Room

Foothill Museums - located higher in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada
Forest Hill Divide Museum
Colfax Area Heritage Museum
Golden Drift Museum

Mountain Museums - located at the crest of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Western SkiSport Museum (Boreal)
Gatekeeper’s Museum (Tahoe City)
Watson Cabin (Tahoe City)

For more information call 530-889-6500.