Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and staff, the Heritage Trail weekend went off without a hitch! IN case you missed it, here's a slide show of the weekend, put together by Mike Southwick.

See you next year!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Museum Highlight #5 Rocklin History Museum

This museum contains many photos of Rocklin pioneers, buildings and artifacts plus extensive story photos of J.P. Whitney’s land holdings and life in Rocklin. The basement contains antiqued quarry tools and railroad equipment.

Don't miss out on Roy Ruhkala's granite splitting demonstration on Sunday 10:30!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Museum Highlight #4 The Lincoln Area Archives Museum

Lincoln Area Archives Museum is ready for your visit.

View Martis and Nisenan arrow heads and other Native American artifacts, Gladding McBean & Co. photos and displays, military displays and Chinese baskets. Delight your eyes with three restored buggies. Enjoy an on-going wood burning stove cooking demonstration. Prize drawings each day include books and postcards and items from local merchants. Lemonade and cookies available.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thanks to our Sponsors!

The Heritage Trail is not a naturally occurring event. It takes a lot of hard work from all our museum partners as well as the sponsors below. We just wanted to take a minute to say thanks.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Museum Review #3 Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum

The museum is housed in a 100 year old building with a very eclectic collection of items. There is a working model railroad, old toys, irons, tools, business cameras and even a horse drawn carriage. There will be marble games for children.


Monday, July 29, 2013

The 2013 Trail Guide is Here!

This year's Heritage Trail Guide is online and ready to assist in your trip planning preparations. We also have a version optimized for smartphones.

Bus Tour 2013

Why put up with driving fuss when you can take the bus?
You can reserve a spot on one or two bus trips for the Heritage Trail.

On Saturday, the bus loads up at the upper parking lot of the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn and heads east, stopping at the Skisport Museum, the Golden Drift Museum, the Colfax Area Heritage Museum, and the Forest Hill Divide Museum before heading back to Auburn.

The Sunday bus also begins at the Gold Country Fairgrounds parking lot and heads west. It stops at the Rocklin Historical Society Museum, the Maidu Historic Site and Museum, the Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum, the Roseville Telephone Museum, and the Griffith Quarry Park & Museum before returning to Auburn.

So pack your own lunch, sit back, relax and let us do the driving. We promise your ride will be a whole lot smoother than the youngsters above got on their way to school!

For more information or to reserve your seat, please call 530-889-6500.

Call soon because space is limited!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Museums Review #2 The Roseville Telephone Museum

From magnetos to Mickey Mouse and everything in between, come absorb a little bit of telephone history. Presented by SureWest, this is among the most extensive collections of antique telephones and memorabilia in the nation. It’s fun, exciting and educational.

The Roseville Telephone Museum, owned by Heritage Trail sponsor SureWest, is usually only open by appointment, so this is the best time of the year to come and check out their collection.

106 Vernon St., Roseville

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

HT Museums Review #1 The Maidu Museum and Historical Site

The Maidu Museum and Historic Site offers a unique cultural haven for families and individuals who want to experience the life ways and culture of the Nisenan Maidu who called this location home for thousands of years.

During the Heritage Trail weekend, the Maidu site will be offering guided tours of their museum and surrounding nature trail at 10:00 and 1:00. If you can't make it to either of those, self-guided tours will be available any time from 10:00 to 4:00.

For more info: (916) 774-5934

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Mighty Nineteen!

Below are links to the websites of the museums that will be participating in the 2013 Heritage Trail. They've been arranged by geography to make it easier for travelers to plan a weekend jam packed with maximum museum coverage.
Click on the links below to get more info on each museum
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.