Mariposa Museum & History Center
Mariposa , CA
Our museum was founded in 1957 and is administered as a non-profit corporation. We are considered to be one of the best small museums in America by the Smithsonian Institute. You will find the people and life style in Mariposa County from the Indian and Spanish periods to the infamous California Gold Rush as well as the recent past are portrayed with great authenticity. You will see original documents, artifacts and artwork. Gold displays and Native American baskets are just a few items to enjoy. On outdoor display is the only operational 5 stamp mill in California and a large array of other mining equipment, as well as historical buildings brought to our location from around Mariposa.
Your donations help:
Your shopping donation will help us to raise funds for: completion of our new vault facility, a climate control system for our fully furnished 1865 Coakley house and ongoing maintenance of both our indoor permanent and rotating displays as well as our outside mining artifacts, including our operational five stamp ore crushing mill.
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