Gold Nugget Museum
The Gold Nugget Museum is a local history museum built and operated by volunteers and supported by members, fundraisers and grants. The museum opened in 1981 and now includes the primary exhibit building, as well as a replica Old West town, an assay office, a working blacksmith shop, a one-room school house, an agriculture barn, a miners’ shack, gold panning troughs, a Maidu encampment, and a covered bridge over a bustling creek.
In 2007, it opened the Paradise Depot Museum in the old Paradise train depot a half mile away, featuring local train and logging history.
The Gold Nugget Museum conducts major community outreach programs throughout the year—including Days of Living History, Gold Nugget Days and holiday programs, as well as tours and lectures.
Your donations help:
Your donations support the school programs. Each Spring more than 50 local classes attend a day to learn about pioneer life in a hands-on program. In the fall more than 30 classes come for a hands-on Maidu Native American program. Your Donations are greatly appreciated!
There are many ways you can get involved.
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