A Cornish Pasty Lunch with Black Bart: May 30

Black BartThe Sierra County Historical Society will present as a fundraiser, a two-part re-enactment of the “Life and Times” of Black Bart, the infamous road agent who held up 29 stagecoaches and of Wells Fargo Detective James Hume who spent 8 1/2 years tracking down and arresting the elusive “Black Bart”.

Black Bart and James Hume will be portrayed by Lee Drummel, Old West historian and re-enactor of outlaws, lawmen and other personages of the 1800’s.

Saturday, May 30 – Sierra City Community HallJame Hume

Lunch at noon: $15 for lunch and presentation

Historical presentation at 1:30 p.m. – Donations are gratefully accepted.


Reservations can be made online or you may send a check to:

SCHS, Black Bart and James Hume Luncheon

P O Box 260, Sierra City, CA 96125


Questions? Mary Nourse, 530-862-1123 or Email  (infoatsierracountyhistorydotorg)   for information.

Do you love Gold Rush history?

Apply for part-time Assistant Curator/Director!


We’ll be opening on May 23 and a weekend Assistant Curator/Director position is available.


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Renovated Kentucky Mine Museum Opens May 23!  Plan a visit soon.

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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