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Modoc County Historical Museum

600 S Main St, Alturas, California 96101 USA

“Exhibiting the culture of Modoc County”

Located in Alturas, the Modoc County Historical Museum contains several exhibits pertaining to the culture and history of Modoc County. Rotating exhibits range from prehistoric cultures to modern residents, to natural history including paleontological exhibits and a taxidermy collection of several local species.Historic exhibits from the Modoc, Pit River and northern Paiute Tribes include Native American basketry, stone tools, beaded items, feather-work, and an extensive weapons and stone tool collection used by local people.

 Other prehistoric items such as Mammoth bones can be seen at the museum also.The Museum contains possessions from every pioneer families who settled in Modoc County.  The historic archives contain information and photos on every family and significant events that have shaped the lifestyles of residents since the beginning of Alturas.  Early farm tools, Modoc County brands, dairy farms, early businesses, Kober Drygoods store, and household items from the past are exquisitely displayed for public education and entertainment. 

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Modoc County Historical Museum

600 S Main St
Alturas, California
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