Nevada County Historical Society Museums Grass Valley Nevada City

Contact the Nevada County Historical Society: For more information. This sort video highlights the Nevada County Historical Society’s four museums in Nevada County celebrating the California Gold Rush, area mining history, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad, and the many innovations and innovators which frequented this area. The Searls Historical Library is a treasure trove of historic information reaching back to the early years of the Gold Rush. The Firehouse Museum houses many items gathered over the last 150 years including an extensive display of Native American baskets and history, as well as Chinese artifacts including a huge altar. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Museum celebrates the transportation innovations of the area, including working railroad engines. The North Star Mine Mining Museum houses the largest Pelton Wheel of 30 feet and is turning as well as many other interactive displays in this extensive gold mining museum set along a shady creek with picnic tables. Video copyrighted by Heather Macdonald of Gold Country TV (530) 269-0966.
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