“preserving, and disseminating Siskiyou County history”
The Siskiyou County Museum is a county facility and together with the assistance of the Siskiyou County Historical Society has generated a wonderful collection of artifacts, photographs, and ephemera. Our outstanding Siskiyou County Museum was built in 1950 by the county to collect, preserve, disseminate, and interpret the history of the area for future generations. The Siskiyou County Historical Society officially began in October of 1945 as a result of an interest in placing historical markers on various sites throughout Siskiyou County. In a short time this led to the organization of a historical society with the moral, but not financial support of the board of supervisors. The first official member, at his own request, was Senator Randolph Collier who contributed $10 for membership dues. Subsequently, a constitution and by-laws were adopted, officers elected November 1945, and the society was off to an energetic start, embarking on a relentless campaign to document and preserve the history of the county for future generations. Included in the small admission price is our 2 1/2 acre Outdoor Museum which fosters an appreciation of Siskiyou County heritage through authentic and reconstructed buildings set in replicated environment. The society's goals are intertwined with the Siskiyou County Museum, since establishing a museum was a major accomplishment of the society in cooperation with the board of supervisors who allocated money for the construction of a museum building in 1949. Both the society and museum are dedicated to the purpose of collecting, preserving, and disseminating Siskiyou County history. Call ahead to be sure budget cuts have not reduced our hours further if you are traveling from out of the area. Our apologies in advance.
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Siskiyou County Museum
- Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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