So, with that in mind (and with a nod to the CHP) we’ve decided to make a big change. This year, The Heritage Trail is not a weekend event, but a summer-long adventure with clusters of museums having their Heritage Trail free admission day from June through Labor Day weekend. With this new format, other museums that have not been able to participate now can. The Fruitvale School, which was a Heritage Trail regular the first couple years, is back. The Sierra College Natural History Museum has expressed an interest to participate as has the Donner Summit Memorial State Park. We’re still shoring up details of their participation. New this year is the DeWitt History Museum that will have a sneak peek opening on Friday, September 2nd.
If you can’t make it to any of the museums’ free admission days, you have the summer to visit them during regular hours of operation. Most have free admission and those that do charge are quite reasonable. Instead of four museums stamps on your Get-up-and-Go cards to qualify for a gift basket drawing, you’ll need 12. But if you turn in a fully stamped card, you’ll get a surprise along with your entry into the drawing – more on that in a later post.
Below is the full calendar.This is subject to change as we finalize some details.
Click on the links below for info about individual museums.
June 11th 10:00-4:00 – Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum and The Roseville Fire Museum
June 18th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Bernhard Museum, the Benton Welty School Room and the Gold Rush Museum
July 9th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Maidu Museum and Historic Site, the Roseville Telephone Museum, the Roseville Public Library and Walking Tours of Old Roseville
July 16th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Placer County Museum (Courthouse), the Auburn Joss House and The Gold Country Medical History Museum
July 23rd 10:00 – 4:00 – The Gatekeepers Museum, the Museum of Sierra Ski History and the 1960 Winter Olympics, and Watson Cabin
August 6th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Rocklin History Museum and Griffith Quarry Museum
August 13th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Golden Drift Museum, The Colfax Area Heritage Museum, the Donner Summit Historical Society Museum, Donner Summit tour of Summit Canyon (Lincoln Hwy, Hwy 40, Transcontinental RR, Emigrant Wagon trains)
August 14th 10:00 am – Donner Summit Tour of Summit Canyon
September 2nd 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The DeWitt History Museum (Sneak Peek Opening)
September 3rd, 4th 10:00 – 4:00 – The Forest Hill Divide Museum (Heritage Days)