Friday, August 26, 2011

Basket Winners!

 Below is a gallery of winners from this year’s Heritage Trail Passport drawing.  These intrepid travelers visited at least four different museums to fill up their cards with stamps and turned them in. Congratulations museum lovers!


Vic, mom, and Haley the winner



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Placer Produce Joins the Trail

This just in, Placer GROWN has confirmed that they will be running an old fashioned farm stand out of the back of one of the wagons at the Bernhard Museum this weekend. They will be selling locally grown crops that were once produced on the Bernhard farm including peaches, berries, plums, and apricots.

The free hand cranked ice cream that will be on offer, will be flavored using Placer GROWN produce.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Heritage Trail Prize Drawing

Not only do Heritage Trail travelers get steeped in local history, but they also have a chance to win fabulous prizes. Three prize baskets will go to the winners of our drawing. To be eligible just pick up your card at any museum and get it stamped at four different museums before turning it in.

The center basket is from the Old Town Auburn Business Association and includes gift certificates from shops and restaurants, a decorated egg, sterling silver heart pendant and earrings, cookbooks, Bloody Mary mix, jewelry, lotions, hair care products, t-shirts, a purse and luggage tags, and a metal sign.

The baskets on the sides are full of items donated by all the museums on the tour.  They include books, gold vials, coffee mugs, water bottles, a t-shirt, Chinese fans and pillow covers, a gift certificate for the Christmas Tree Vineyard Lodge, cross country ski passes, and products from Snow’s Citrus Court.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hotel Discounts!

Seeing as the Heritage Trail weekend is two days long, not unlike most other weekends, the good folks at Placer County Tourism have whipped up hotel packages to allow out-of-towners to enjoy both days of the event. Head over to their website to check out which hotels are offering money off for those on the Trail. They also have information on the other great attractions the south end of our county has to offer. Not that you’ll have time to check them out this weekend but, being the hospitable gold country types we are, we’d love to see you come back.  

 Click on the link below for details

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thanks to our Sponsors!

We’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors for this year’s heritage trail: Capital Public Radio, SureWest, Native Sons of the Golden West - Auburn Parlor #59, and County of Placer.

Come Ride With Us!

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Once again, we will be offering bus tours each day of the Heritage Trail weekend. These tours allow for a relaxed day of museum touring without having to worry about bothersome details like following maps and finding parking. And let's be honest, with gas prices over $3.50 a gallon this might be the best travel deal of the summer. Call 530-889-6500 and reserve a seat today as space is limited and empty seats on the bus are sure to quickly become history!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Heritage Trail Goodies

In order to help celebrate the Heritage Trail weekend, we've put together a store at where you can order all kinds of goodies. We've got t-shirts, tote bags, and bumper stickers to help aid you in your weekend long celebration of our county's rich heritage. Follow the link below to our store.

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The 2011 Museum Roster

Below are links to the websites of the museums that will be participating in the 2011 Heritage Trail. They've been arranged by geography to make it easier for travelers to plan a weekend jam packed with maximum museum coverage.

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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We're Gearing Up!

Planning for the 2011 Heritage Trail is underway! This year's event will take place on August 6th and 7th. You can keep track of what's going on by following us here on our blog or on our facebook page.