Summer 2016 – Opening Day is May 28

Though things may have appeared to be dormant at the Kentucky Mine during the winter, SCHS was actually not in hibernation!  While the bats were away, we snuck in some much needed maintenance on the stamp mill. Linseed oil was applied to protect the exterior of the building, and plans are in the works to make repairs in the mill and on the portal. Our amazing caretaker has the grounds ready to receive summer visitors.


Music at the Mine

Thanks to local resident, Chris Stockdale, Music at the Mine is back in a big way, with five concerts scheduled. The Red Moose Café will offer catered meals before each performance. For a complete schedule, please go to the “Music at the Mine”. Tickets are available now online and at selected locations.


Members receive free entrance to the museum and tours and don’t forget the annual picnic in the fall at a location of historic interest. We hope you will join or continue your support by renewing your membership.


Thank you for helping us preserve Sierra County’s historic legacy.


Don Yegge, Membership Chair
Phone: 530-993-4843 or email: membershipatsierracountyhistorydotorg

Night at the Museum

We’re kicking off the season with a ”Night at the Museum” on Friday, May 27 at 5:00, and we hope you will join us as our guests. Our local group, “The Stringalongs” will entertain you as you enjoy a BBQ dinner.  Please join us as we grill burgers and hot dogs, and enjoy the music of the Stringalongs.


If you would like to attend, please RSVP by May 22 to Mary Nourse at 530-862-1123 or mnourse46atgmaildotcomdot  (mnourse46atgmaildotcom?subject=Night%20at%20the%20Museum%20RSVP)  

Kentucky Mine Historic Park and Museum

Sierra County California's Kentucky Mine Historic Park and MuseumWhen the Kentucky Mine stamp mill was up and running at its maximum, you could hear the ten 1,000-pound stamps crushing gold-veined quartz ore for miles around. In fact, the din of the several stamp mills operating near Sierra City during the gold rush days of the 1800s was so uproarious that people had to get inside somewhere in order to carry on a conversation!

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