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Calaveras County

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Angels Camp Museum

P.O. Box 667
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: (209) 736-2963
Email: info@angelscamp.gov
Website: http://www.angelscamp.gov/index.php...

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.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Phone: (209) 795-2334
Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=551

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.

Calaveras County Historical Society

PO Box 721
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-1058
Email: cchs@goldrush.com
Website: http://www.calaverascohistorical.com/index1.html

The Calaveras County Historical Society, founded in 1952, collects and preserves for posterity the early history of Calaveras County.

Calaveras County Library (Central)

1299 Gold Hunter Road
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6510
Fax: (209) 754-6512
Website: http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/cc/Library.aspx

Calaveras Heritage Council

P.O. Box 836
Altaville, CA 95221
Website: http://www.calaverashistory.org/

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.

Friends of the Calaveras County Library

P.O. Box 1552
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: (209) 754-6510
Email: publiclibrary@co.calaveras.ca.us
Website: http://calaverasreads.com/

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.

Mokelumne Hill History Society

P.O. Box 267
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245
Website: http://www.mokehill.com/civic/mokelumne-hill-history-society

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.

Murphys Old Timers Museum

P.O. Box 94
Murphys, CA 95247
Phone: (209) 728-1160
Website: http://www.visitmurphys.com/museums.html

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.

Sierra Nevada Logging Museum

P.O. Box 3619
Arnold, CA 95223
Email: sierralogging@gmail.com
Website: http://sierraloggingmuseum.org/

The Sierra Nevada Logging Museum




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