Call to schedule your 2018 tours at (530) 538-2401.
The City of Oroville
is seeking volunteers
to serve as Docents
in the city museums
The Docent Association Program began in 1984. The City of Oroville Museum Docents have many responsibilities included in staffing the various museums. They act as tour-guides and interact with visitors to ensure that they have a memorable experience. They collect admission fees, staff the gifts shops, archive artifacts, update records, and assist with special projects. Docents are asked to work two periods of 4 hours each per month ... but may work more if desired.
Docents truly are AMBASSADORS to all who visit the City museums. They are also the life blood of making the museums work!
For more information please call (530) 538-2508
Applications can be found at City Hall,1735 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA 95965
Or online at www.cityoforoville.org
Pioneer History MuseumCategories:
Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday Noon - 4pm • Closed Dec 15 through Jan 31
- $3 Adults ($2.50/each for AAA members or groups of 15 or more)
- Children Under 12 Free
- Group/classroom tours on Tuesday and Wednesdays by prior arrangement. Please call (530) 538-2406
First opened in 1932 by the Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West, and now operated by the City of Oroville, this museum was built as an oversized replica of a 49er’s cabin. The original building has been enlarged to now hold 6,000 square feet of historic treasures.
The collection concentrates on items illustrating the pioneers’ life up to the late 1920s It includes such diverse items such as; Antique pianos, the original Oregon City School organ, a grand old clock from Bidwell Bar, gambler’s items, dolls (including a doll from the Donner Party), a miner's vest tailored to hold different size nuggets, and even a handmade gold needle.
The Indian artifact display contains one of the larger arrowhead and basket collections in the area. There is also a fascinating collection of Grand Army of the Republic memorabilia. One display is devoted to the lives of the Danforth and Boyle pioneer families, who founded the museum and kept it open for decades.
A visit here will give you a peek into the early California settlers’ lives!