The museum is currently partially ADA compliant, and we’re raising funds to bring it into compliance. The museum has recently added a blacksmith shop adjacent to the other three artisan exhibits (woodworking, printing, weaving), showcases various artifacts from the gold rush era, and is one of the few places in California where you can find authentic artifacts from that time period. A favorite activity is the gold panning station just outside the pole barn.
If you’re interested in donating towards this project, please visit our donation page.
Now 55% of Goal!
To date the latest Foundation campaign to benefit the Mining and Ranching Building (aka the Pole Barn) has brought in $14,214.25 which includes $1,250 raised from the Foundation’s lecture series.
We plan to kickstart our 2022 efforts with more “What the Heck is That?” and “Bet you didn’t Know” fundraising campaign emails and hope to reach our $25,000 goal by July – 1 year after we began.
The generosity of our members, lecture goers, and other supporters has been remarkable and greatly appreciated! THANK YOU! If you haven’t been to the Mining & Ranching building lately, I encourage you to go and see the outstanding progress that has been made!