Thursday, April 21, 2016

All Summer Long!

The Heritage Trail has been a successful event for eight great years, but one issue has plagued it from the beginning. How do folks visit all 18-20 museums in a weekend? The truth is you can’t – at least not if you obey all traffic laws.

So, with that in mind (and with a nod to the CHP) we’ve decided to make a big change. This year, The Heritage Trail is not a weekend event, but a summer-long adventure with clusters of museums having their Heritage Trail free admission day from June through Labor Day weekend. With this new format, other museums that have not been able to participate now can. The Fruitvale School, which was a Heritage Trail regular the first couple years, is back. The Sierra College Natural History Museum will participate for the first time! Also new this year is the DeWitt History Museum that will have a sneak peek opening on Friday, September 2nd.

If you can’t make it to any of the museums’ free admission days, you have the summer to visit them during regular hours of operation. Most have free admission and those that do charge are quite reasonable. Instead of four museums stamps on your Get-up-and-Go cards to qualify for a gift basket drawing, you’ll need 16. But if you turn in a fully stamped card, you’ll get a surprise along with your entry into the drawing – more on that in a later post.

Below is the full calendar. 

These dates and times are now locked in!
Click on the links below for info about individual museums.

June 11th 10:00-4:00Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum and The Roseville Fire Museum 

June 18th 10:00 – 4:00The Bernhard Museum, the Benton Welty School Room and the Gold Rush Museum

July 9th 10:00 – 4:00The Maidu Museum and Historic Site, the Roseville Telephone Museum, the Roseville Public Library and Walking Tours of Old Roseville 

July 16th 10:00 – 4:00The Placer County Museum (Courthouse), the Auburn Joss House and The Gold Country Medical History Museum 

July 23rd 10:00 – 4:00The Gatekeepers Museum, the Museum of Sierra Ski History and the 1960 Winter Olympics, and  Watson Cabin

August 6th 8:00 am – Noon – Griffith Quarry Museum and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm The Rocklin History Museum

August 13th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Golden Drift Museum, The Colfax Area Heritage Museum, the Donner Summit Historical Society Museum, Donner Summit tour of Summit Canyon (Lincoln Hwy, Hwy 40, Transcontinental RR, Emigrant Wagon trains)

August 14th 10:00 amDonner Summit Tour of Summit Canyon 

August 27th 8:00 am - Noon -- The Sierra College Natural History Museum

September 2nd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The DeWitt History Museum (Sneak Peek Opening)

September 3rd, 4th 10:00 – 4:00The Forest Hill Divide Museum (Heritage Days)