Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Saturday and Sunday's Bus Tours Have Been Canceled

The good news about the Heritage Trail Bus Tour is that our driver is doing fine and he's on the mend. The bad news is that we've had to cancel both the Saturday and Sunday bus tours. So, if you were already signed up, please accept our sincerest apologies and a refund. We're super sorry. We will still have 20 museums open for you to visit.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's This Weekend!

The Heritage Trail is here! All 20 museums are doing last minute preparations for your visit. In the interest of clarity, we thought we'd post the names and links to the websites of all participating museums. And for you returning trail travelers, the Gold Country Museum (which is the museum that has the gold panning and lemonade) is moving to its new location at 601 Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn.

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Old Fun at the Gold Country Museum

Any child of the 1970s who visited Old Town Auburn knows exactly what Bob Jetter's Mining Machine was. For the uninitiated, it was a coin operated kinetic sculpture that would run for two and a half minutes on a quarter. It was built around the theme of gold mining and contained several different techniques miners used to find the shinny stuff.

The machine has been sitting under a tarp in our shop for years, and we figured this year's Heritage Trail was as good a time as any to bring it back out to show it's magic to a new generation. We dusted it off, fixed some broken parts and got it running again. It will be on display at the new Gold Country Museum, located at 601 Lincoln Way in the old depot building.

Don't worry about bringing quarters, for Heritage Trail weekend the show's on us.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Museum on the Trail!

This year will be the first year The Roseville Fire Museum joins the Heritage Trail!

The Roseville Fire Museum celebrates the rich history of the Roseville Fire Department, local agencies, and the fire service through a collection of historical artifacts, pictures, and videos.
We educate the public on current operations of the Roseville Fire Department and personal fire & life safety. Take a tour of Roseville’s original Fire House during renovations. Timed Activities: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. we will provide at guided tour, every hour on the hour with our last tour at 3:00 p.m.

For more info, check out their website.