List of museums in the Shasta Cascade

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The Shasta Cascade region of California is located in the northeastern and north-central sections of the state bordering Oregon and Nevada, including far northern parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The area is centered on Mount Shasta in the California Cascade Range, near the Trinity Alps. Counties included in the Shasta Cascade region include Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity.

This is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Museums[edit]

Name Town/City County Type Summary
Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park Chico Butte Historic house 26-room Victorian mansion
Big Valley Museum Bieber Lassen Local history information
Bolt's Antique Tool Museum Oroville Butte Commodity website, hundreds of hand tools
Butte County Historical Society Museum Oroville Butte Local history website, operated by the Butte County Historical Society
Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum Oroville Butte Local history website, includes household and decorative items, tools, furnishings, quilts, photos, Native American and Chinese artifacts
Butte Valley Museum Dorris Siskiyou Local history Facebook site
C.F. Lott Home Oroville Butte Historic house website, Victorian cottage with decorative arts typical of Oroville's pioneer families
Cherokee Museum Cherokee Butte Open air
Chester-Lake Almanor Museum Chester Plumas Local history information
Chico Air Museum Chico Butte Aviation website, historic aircraft and local aviation history artifacts
Chico Creek Nature Center Chico Butte Natural history website, area natural history, live animals
Chico Museum Chico Butte Local history website, Chico and Butte County history, includes Chinese Taoist Temple, Chico timeline
Collins Pine Museum Chester Plumas Industry website, area lumbering and forestry industry
Colman Museum Chico Butte Local history Facebook site, includes Civil War memorabilia, gold mining equipment, Maidu artifacts, tools, clothing, cooking utensils, school items, Chinese artifacts
Corning Museum, California Corning Tehama Local history information
Dunsmuir Museum Dunsmuir Siskiyou Local history website, operated by the Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society, local and railroad history
Etna Museum Etna Siskiyou Local history website, operated by the Native Daughters of the Golden West
Fort Crook Museum Fall River Mills Shasta Open air website, information, operated by the Fort Crook Historical Society
Fort Jones Museum Fort Jones Siskiyou Local history website, exhibits of area's inhabitants, including Native Americans, fur trappers, gold miners, pioneers, cowboys and soldiers
Frank C. Reilly Museum La Porte Plumas Local history website, information, area gold mining and ski racing history
Gateway Science Museum Chico Butte Multiple website, part of California State University, Chico, science and natural history
Gaumer's Jewelry & Museum Red Bluff Tehama Natural history website, minerals and mining museum inside the jewelry store
Gold Nugget Museum Paradise Butte Open air website, includes Maidu Indian artifacts, a blacksmith shop, gold sluices and a miner's cabin, a schoolhouse and a covered bridge
Gold Trader Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical Museum Forbestown Butte Open air information, information, Life-size mining town adjacent to the Yuba-Feather Historical Museum
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Gridley Butte Natural history website, 9,100-acre (37 km2) protected wildlife viewing park with natural history museum, trails, wildlife observation hides
Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum Greenville Plumas Local history Facebook site
Gridley Museum Gridley Butte Local history website, early families, farming, businesses
Indian Valley Museum Taylorsville Plumas Local history website, Maidu artifacts, pioneer items, gems and minerals, exhibits of early logging, farming, blacksmithing tools and equipment
Jake Jackson Memorial Museum Weaverville Trinity Local history website, firearms, mining, farming and ranching, transportation, native Americans and local Chinese history, operated by the Trinity County Historical Society
Janet Turner Print Museum Chico Butte Art website, part of California State University, Chico, fine art prints spanning six centuries
Jim Beckwourth Museum Portola Plumas Biographical information, life of African American pioneer James Beckwourth
Kelly-Griggs House Museum Red Bluff Tehama Historic house Facebook site
Klamath National Forest Interpretive Museum Yreka Siskiyou Natural history Located at the Supervisor's Office of the Klamath National Forest
Lassen Historical Museum Susanville Lassen Local history website, includes Roop's Fort
Lassen Volcanic National Park Shasta Shasta Natural history Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center has interpretive exhibits and displays about the park, located
Loomis Museum Shasta Shasta Natural history Located at Manzanita Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Manton Museum Manton Tehama Local history information
McCloud Heritage Junction Museum McCloud Siskiyou Local history Facebook site
Military Museum of Butte County Oroville Butte Military website, 20th-century military history, art, weapons, vehicles and memorabilia
Modoc County Historical Museum Alturas Modoc Local history Includes Native American and pioneer artifacts, household and business items
Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum Mount Shasta Siskiyou Local history website, includes exhibits on caving, sport angling, minerals, mountaineering, railroad and local history; located on the grounds of the fish hatchery
National Yo-Yo Museum Chico Butte Sport website, world's largest display of yo-yos, hosts annual national contest
Oroville Chinese Temple Oroville Butte Ethnic 1863 temple complex with rooms for Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, tapestries, art, folk art, puppets and gardens
Paradise Depot Museum Paradise Butte Industry website, railroad and logging museum
Patrick Ranch Museum Durham Butte Agriculture website, 19th-century ranch house with public farm and ranching activities
Plumas County Museum Quincy Plumas Local history website, website, exhibits include Maidu baskets, railroad, gold mining and timber industries, art, dolls, natural history and Chinese influence collections
Plumas-Eureka State Park Blairsden Plumas Mining Gold mining buildings
Shasta State Historic Park Shasta Shasta Open air Historic ghost town, courthouse museum with local history exhibits
Siskiyou Arts Museum Dunsmuir Siskiyou Art website
Siskiyou County Museum Yreka Siskiyou Local history website, operated by the Siskiyou County Historical Society
Stansbury House Chico Butte Historic house information, Victorian period house
Stirling City Museum Stirling City Butte Local history website, operated by the Stirling City Historical Society
Susanville Railroad Depot Susanville Lassen Local history website, operated by the Lassen Land & Trails Trust, area railroad, logging and local history
Tehama County Museum Tehama Tehama Natural history website
Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Museum of Local History Tulelake Siskiyou Local history website, information
Turtle Bay Exploration Park Redding Shasta Multiple Botanical garden, museum with exhibits about local natural history, cultural history, science and art
Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology Chico Butte Anthropology website, part of California State University, Chico
Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park Weaverville Trinity Religious 1874 Taoist temple and Chinese artifacts
Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum Weed Siskiyou Local history website, household artifacts, tools, antique transportation and machines
Western Pacific Railroad Museum Portola Plumas Railroad Over 35 locomotives and 80 railroad cars
Westwood Museum Westwood Lassen Local history Facebook site
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park Red Bluff Tehama Historic house Mid 19th century adobe house, replica blacksmith shop and ranch outbuildings
Williams House Museum Portola Plumas Local history website

Defunct museums[edit]

  • South Shasta Model Railroad, Gerber[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Godfrey Humann's shop in Gerber, CA". Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

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