BUTTE COUNTY HISTORICAL
"Your First Stop for Butte County History"
Activities To Enjoy With the Butte County Historical Society
BCHS Sutter Buttes Hike
Sunday, March 23 from 8 am to around 3 pm
Once again we have
the opportunity for BCHS members, family and friends to have a
wonderful outing in the scenic Sutter Buttes arranged via the
Middle Mountain Foundation. For those of you who haven't gone
before, it will be on the Historic Dean Ranch area of the Buttes
with a gentle hike in the lower valley for those preferring a more
leisurely pace, and another hike at elevation for the more
adventurous among us.
We will meet at the Black Bear Restaurant on Hwy 99 in Gridley (east side in a shopping center about midway through town) at 8 am and arrange carpools to drive in with the fewest number of vehicles. Remember to bring a little gas money for the carpool driver. We will return to the Black Bear around 3 pm. Bring lunch, beverage an CLOTHING TO FIT THE WEATHER.
Be sure to make your reservation soon. The deadline will be close by the time you receive your March Slickens and there is a limit of 30 people. The cost is $35 for BCHS members and $40 for non-members. Call 530-533-9418 or write to email@example.com.
Peter Sellars Donates Photo Panels
Saturday, April 5th at 2 pm
Wow! What a view! Oroville and Thermalito as they were in 1907 are captured in two eight foot photo panels taken from the roof of the Thermalito Odd Fellows Home and an adjacent telephone pole. Their existence came to light during Peter Sellars' January presentation on the Odd Fellows Home, and he has now generously donated them to BCHS. They will be unveiled to the public at the BCHS Museum, 1749 Spencer in Oroville at the time above. Peter will be present to answer questions regarding the Odd Fellows Home. Additionally Daniel Ballard will share his research on Thermalito in the early 1900's and his identification of many of the structures visible in the photos. If you have ever wished that you could time travel to see what the Oroville-Thermalito area looked like 100+ years ago, here is your opportunity to peer into that world.
Richardson Springs Tour and Lunch
Saturday, April 12 from 10 am until 2 pm
Youth With A Mission, Springs of Living Water has graciously invited BCHS to tour and enjoy lunch at this historic facility. A limited number of tickets will be sold, $30 each for members (non-refundable) and $35 each for non-members (non-refundable). All monies must be received no later that April 1, 2014. For tickets, mail checks to:
Be sure to include your contact information so you will receive additional details about the tour. Call 530-533-9418 and leave a message if you have questions.
Visit the BCHS Museum and Museum Store
Looking for that perfect gift for a history buff? Drop by our Museum and Museum Store. After a captivating walk through Butte County history at the Museum, take a few moments to fill your gift list with some of wonderful items in our newly reorganized and restocked Museum Store. Our volunteers have found many local products that will delight your family and friends. Also, be sure to look at selection of excellent books about Butte County's fascinating history. Here is just a sample of some of the current books available.
Among the many local products made in Butte County, there are new additions from Painted Sky, a company based in Gridley that makes soaps, lotions and heel & elbow cream all from goat's milk. Mooney Farms, based at the Chico Airport, has wonderful culinary products that feature sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke pasta sauce and pesto. This Butte County company also has wonderful olive oil and beautiful gift baskets! These are just the tip of the iceberg of local products, books on local history, archival storage boxes and folders now available.
Lee's Tamale Spice is back in the store! Find out more.
So think about us when you are ready for an interesting day at the museum or when you have a little shopping to do. We're looking forward to your visit.
Morning Tea at the Ehmann
9 am to 11 am
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