Monday, August 25, 2014

Yuba Feather Museum

 From The Sierra Nevada Geotourism MapGuide:

The Yuba Feather Museum and Gold Trader Flat is an unique indoor / outdoor museum dedicated to preserving the history of eastern Butte, northern Yuba and Plumas Counties.  
Exhibits cover the Maidu people, mountain men and early settlers, Chinese immigrants, gold mining, the timber industry. giant saw blades and timber industry tools, Maidu and Chinese artifacts, mining equipment, early skies and snowshoes for humans and horses that shaped the local culture.  
Gold Trader Flat is a replica of an 1870s gold mining town with school house, chapel, hotel, saloon, miner's cabin, sheriff's office and jail, Wells Fargo office, pioneer homestead, mercantile, dressmaker's shop and millinery, and mine adit.  The Museum houses an extensive collection of old photos, primary documents of the period, and genealogical resources.  Docents are on hand to provide local color and answer questions.

As we were driving to our destination I did a quick read up on Yuba Feather Museum. It sounded so cool until it mentioned that it is open only on the weekends. We were driving there on Monday. Whoops. Fast forward to arriving there, because we decided to check it out no matter what. The door was open! I walked in saying, "Hello, hello! Anyone in here?" They were, for a work day, and were super nice to give us a private tour of their museum. It helped that my kids were interested and asked great questions. It was a proud parent moment.

The saw/logging room was particularly interesting to Keller.


Once you walked outside to the town, there was lots to see including the barber where you can have those pesky bullets removed 3 for a $1.

Please, please don't let this be a hint of our future.

It reminded me a bit of Old Sacramento, with less tourism.

Getting taller!

A bonnet for $8, this is my kind of museum. So flippin' cute.

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