Activities To Enjoy With the Butte County Historical Society

An Afternoon at the Ehmann Home
Saturday, August 23 from 11 am to 3 pm

We will feature a wedding dress that was made in Chicago in 1881 and worn by three generations of ladies, the last two being local residents who will be attending the event. The dress is made of ivory brocade with a bustle and surah silk in the front. Refreshments will be served. Call 530-533-5316.

13th Ishi Gathering & Seminar
"Returning Home--Dancing Between Two Worlds"

Friday - Sunday, October 3 - 5, 2014

Make your plans now to join us for the 13th Annual Ishi Gathering & Seminar, October 3rd through the 5th. We have an exciting and interesting host of activities focused around the theme "Returning Home--Dancing Between Two Worlds".

This year starts with the seminar portion on Friday, October 3rd at 1:30 - 4:30 pm upstairs in the Convention Room at the Berry Creek Rancheria's Gold Country Casino. Author Richard Burrill leads us on an engaging and educational round table discussion with program speakers (still being finalized).

Dinner follows at 5:30 in the Rancheria's Convention Room with guest speakers featuring author/historian Beverly Benner Ogle and Executive Director of the Maidu Summit Consortium, Kenneth Holbrook.

On Saturday, October 4th, come out to the Lake Oroville Visitors Center for the "Native Ways Celebration" from 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy Native American crafts and games; learn about their food and history. All activities are free! This event is co-hosted by California State Parks and the Butte County Historical Society. The Lake Oroville Visitors Center is located at 917 Kelly Ridge Road, Oroville.

Sunday, October 5, we are planning a car-pool field trip to meet and visit with some of the Maidu stewardship managers at nearby historic native lands and sites.

Contact us to make reservations for the seminar, as seating is limited. Stay tuned for more information in the September Slickens. buttehistory@sbcglobal.net, 530-533-9418.

Visit the BCHS Museum and Museum Store
Fridays, 9 am to noon ~ Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm
1749 Spencer Avenue (at Baldwin), Oroville

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. In addition, here are a few more newly published titles.

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.

Teas at the Ehmann Home

A Historic 1911 Home

1480 Lincoln Street in Downtown Oroville, CA

Saturdays Only
For 2, 4, 6 or 8 Guests

Morning Tea at 11 am
Homemade Scones, Curd, Jam,
Kiwis, Oranges, Strawberries

Afternoon Tea at 1 pm
Sweet Tea - Homemade Scones, Curd,
Jam, Cheesecake, Chocolate Truffle

Call for a Tea Appointment


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Last updated: July 25, 2014