- Angels Camp Museum
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park
- Calaveras County Historical Society
- Calaveras County Library (Central)
- Calaveras Heritage Council
- Friends of the Calaveras County Library
- Mokelumne Hill History Society
- Murphys Old Timers Museum
- Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
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The Angels Camp museum was founded in 1951. The museum has acquired a comprehensive collection of artifacts reflecting the rich and dynamic history of our community. Working together, they developed plans for enhancing the existing displays and creating new ones.
To assist in these efforts, the Angels Camp Museum Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed to raise the funds and create a Membership Program to advance the Museum in becoming an accredited museum and a valuable community resource.
Phone: (209) 795-2334
Calaveras Big Trees became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the "Discovery Tree", also known as the "Big Stump", the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.
The Calaveras County Historical Society, founded in 1952, collects and preserves for posterity the early history of Calaveras County.
1299 Gold Hunter Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6510
Fax: (209) 754-6512
P.O. Box 836
Altaville, CA 95221
The Calaveras Heritage Council was founded in 1976 to manage the Calaveras County Archives. The Calaveras Heritage Council is dedicated to the enhancement of the Calaveras County Archives and the protection and promotion of the historic assets of Calaveras County.
The mission of the Friends of the Calaveras County Library is to provide vital support to each of our eight library locations. This support comes in many forms. Financial support from revenues generated at book sales, special events, memorial gift walls, ink cartridge and cell phone recycling, grocery receipts, and monetary donations. Friends generously donate their time to support fundraising events, serve on boards and help behind the scenes at the libraries. Friends actively promote the services offered by the libraries within our communities.
P.O. Box 267
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245
The Mokelumne Hill History Society was founded in 1985 to preserve and promote the history of Mokelumne Hill. Now sharing renovated downtown building with the Mokelumne Hill Branch Library, the Society focuses its efforts on preserving its archive collection and serving as a resource for the community.
Over 550 photographs have been cataloged by topic and placed in acid-free binders, with several hundred more still in process. Original store ledgers, diaries, and minutes of early community groups are archived, along with more recent town memorabilia. Oral histories are also available.
P.O. Box 94
Murphys, CA 95247
Phone: (209) 728-1160
The museum highlights and preserves the history of Murphys and offers the public an opportunity to view and learn about our excellent collection of Native American baskets, old pictures, clothing and many household articles from the early days of our town. We also offer a large assortment of books on western and local history, post cards, vials of gold, panning kits and other items. The museum was founded by author Coke Wood and has been in operation since 1948.
The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
- Conveys the history of the logging and lumbering industry as it evolved in the Sierra Nevada region since the mid-1800s before the discovery of gold to the present day.
- Educates visitors about the economic, social, cultural and environmental effects of this industry on the development of communities in the Sierra Nevada.
- Acts as a resource center for education and historical research.
- Describes current trends in the Sierra Nevada logging and lumber industry, and the social and economic influences that continue to shape it.
- Keeps the history of the logging industry in the Sierra Nevada region alive so that its historical relevance is not lost.