Friday, September 10, 2010

Passport Drawing Winners!

 Below is a gallery of winners from this years Heritage Trail Passport drawing.  To be eligible, all you had to do was have your passport stamped at four different museums and drop it in the box.  Due to overwhelming support from our local merchants, our three prize baskets blossomed into five!
Christopher Shaffer

Azelie Wood and brother

Dan Wilson

Natalie & Sara Chavez

Wayne. Mooneyham

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alma Bell at the Courthouse

In case you missed Joanie Maxwell's portrayal of Alma Bell at this year's Heritage Trail, below is a link to a video of her in action.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bernhard Recipes

Due to hundreds of requests over the Heritage Trail Weekend, below are the recipes for the ice cream and shortcake that was made and served at the Bernhard Museum.  Bon appetite!

Ice Cream

2 Cups milk
2 Cups cream
¾ sugar
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt

Strawberry or Peach
Add to vanilla recipe:
1 cup mashed fruit
¼ cup Strawberry or apricot preserves

Shortcake Recipe

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
½ cup butter
¾ cup cream or milk

Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Mix in cream. Let stand. Mix together gently. Pat out dough until about ½ -3/4 thick. Cut with biscuit cutter. Cook in hot wood stove for 12-15 minutes. (400-425 in regular oven)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Forest Hill Divide Museum

Making a stop at the Forest Hill Divide museum this weekend will get you front row seats for a live blacksmithing demonstration in the museum's new blacksmith shop.  You can also try your hand at gold panning and sample some Indian fry bread.  Like all Heritage Trail museum events, it's all free. (Breathtaking scenic drive also included.)

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Joss House

Visitors to the Old Town Auburn Joss House can enjoy having their fortune told using Chinese fortune sticks. Your future will almost certainly be tasty since the Joss house will be handing out coupons for free samples of ice cream at Old Town Dessert Café.

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Bus Trip Just Added!

We're happy to announce we've just confirmed a third bus trip for the Mountain Museums.  The cost of the Summit-Lake Bus Tour runs on Saturday the 7th and is $10.00.  Unlike the other trips, a box lunch will not be available, so everyone is going to have to pack their own.  For more info, or to make reservations, call 530-889-6500.

"Summit-Lake” Saturday Bus Tour
The tour will stop at the following museums:
Donner Summit Historical Society
Ski Sport
Arrive Gatekeepers - Lunch Stop
Arrive at Watson Cabins
Fee: $10.00
Depart: 9:45 Sugar Bowl Parking lot (1st lot on your right)
Return: 2:45 Sugar Bowl Parking lot (1st lot on your right)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Online Trail Guides are Here!

In order to help you plan out your own Heritage Trail route, we've uploaded our trail guide. Click on the graphics below to get info on all 19 museums and their events.

Get on the Bus!

To make reservations for the Heritage Trail Mountain or Valley Bus Tour call 530-889-6500. This year Tsuda’s old Town Eatery will be taking your lunch order, boxing it up and bringing it to the bus for you! Call Tsuda’s to place your lunch order at 530-823-2233. You can also pack your own picnic lunch. Either way you will need food for the journey as there is no lunch available on the trail.

“Discover the Mountains” Saturday Bus Tour
This tour will stop at the following museums:
Big Bend Visitor Center
Golden Drift Museum - Lunch Stop
Colfax Area Heritage Museum
Forest Hill Divide Museum
Fee: $10.00
Depart : 9:00 Gold Country Fairgrounds
Return: 4:30 Gold Country Fairgrounds

“Explore the Valley” Sunday Bus Tour 
This tour will stop at the following museums: 
Griffith Quarry Museum
Maidu Museum -Lunch Stop
Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum
Roseville Telephone Museum
Rocklin Historical Society
Fee: 10.00
Depart : 9:45 Gold Country Fairgrounds
Return: 4:15 Gold Country Fairgrounds

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gather and GO!

Are you always looking for a chance to show off your ride, rev up your bike or just take a drive? The Heritage Trail is the perfect excuse to get out on the road and enjoy Placer County. This year two sites have been designated so that like minded travelers can caravan from site to site. The place and time are set but the rest is up to you. Meet someone new and plan a route on the spot, or just follow along and let the adventure begin!

10:00 Saturday: Gold Country Fairground
parking lot off of Auburn-Folsom Rd. in Auburn

10:00 Sunday: Maidu Museum
Parking Lot at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive in Roseville

Pick up your trail guide at any of our 19 participating museums or print it out it now!

Breaking Rock at the Rocklin History Musem

In order to better illustrate how the town of Rocklin got its name, Roy Ruhkala will be performing an old fashioned, hand powered, granite splitting presentation at the Rocklin History museum on Saturday at 10:30  and Sunday at 2:30 for the Heritage Trail weekend.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2010 Sponsors

While we've got history to spare, it takes a bit more than that to make an event like the Heritage Trail happen.  To that end we'd like to give a big thank you to our sponsors for this year's event.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Heritage Trail Special Events!

One thing museums like to do for the Heritage Trail weekend is offer special events.  Every week until August we'll be highlighting the special offerings you can take part in at participating museums.  With guided tours, living history, live music, root beer floats, hand cranked ice cream, storytellers, fry bread and much more, this weekend promises to be an adventure filled with new experiences and plenty of snacks! 

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Heritage Trail Bus Tour

Reservations for the always sold out Heritage Trail Bus Tour will open for sign-ups on July 5th.  For more information and reservations call 530-889-6500.

Heritage Trail Museums on Google Maps

To help our visitors get to as many of Placer County's finest museums as possible, we have created a Google map which includes the location of every participating museum as well as information about what each of them have to offer.

To get there, click on the map below.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Heritage Trail 2010

The 3rd annual Heritage Trail will be held on August 7 & 8, 2010. Nineteen participating museums from Roseville to Tahoe are committed to showcasing history in a fun, entertaining way. All of the museums will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on both days with FREE admittance. 

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 19th century 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 our Facebook page. 

The museums are listed from West to East, and are easy to reach from I-80.

Valley Museums - located in South Placer

Auburn Museums - within one mile of the Historic Courthouse

Mountain Museums - located in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe

For more information call 530-889-6500.