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Here's your opportunity to be part of a great group. We have been around more than a century. Join us in the adventure of going through the sluice book of time. Discover those historical golden nuggets to pass on to future generations. Our purpose is to promote interest in the history of Placer County. We discover, collect and make accessible historical facts. We mark places of historical interest and sponsor the Placer County Museum. Keep checking back and explore as our website grows. We welcome suggestions and submissions. For as little as $10 a year you can join us. Click for application.

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Placer County Historical Society Annual Dinner Meeting and Election of Officers Click here to see the list of nominees. . When: Thursday April 6, 2017                                                                       Time: 6:30 Dinner, 7:00 Program Where:Veterans Hall 100 East St, Auburn Cost: $16 per person.                                 Menu:: Chicken Marsala, Mashed Potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, catered by Lisa Bloom of A Window Opened..   Mail Check to: PCHS c/o Jane Hamilton 1871 Crockett Road, Auburn, CA   95603. (530) 885-7839 or Program:  Let Jack Duncan take you back to the Cold War era when he was a young engineer at the Lawrence Livermore Lab involved in the nuclear bomb program, unleashing more radiation in Nevada than ever on foreign soil. DO NOT BRING ALCOHOL. County directives prohibit it and we can't get liability coverage. A complete calendar of events is published on the last page of The Placer. Click here to read the current edition.
 Always a good choice to visit a local museum of your choice .
SPECIAL EVENT: The Gold Country Medical History Museum, 219 Maple St., Old Town Auburn, will be holding one of those don’t miss fund-raising open houses at 5:30 pm Wednesday, March 22. Laura Kenny, author-chef-caterer, will be providing tasty treats. Amour Prive’ and Sips will be pouring wine. The museum will be open only on Saturdays until then or by arrangement with curator Rod Moser. Historic Guided Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn - Every Saturday at 10am. Meet a Placer County Museum Docent at the Courthouse Museum 101 Maple St. Auburn for a 1 hour tour. Info 530-889-6500. Go to the Links page to see the tour brochure..