The Placer County Archives and Research Center is a repository for records generated by the county and a local history and genealogy research center. The Placer County Collections is where thousands of artifacts that chronicle several hundred years of life in the county are stored. The temperature and humidity controlled storage facility is engineered to keep our history safe and intact.

  • Hours Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm; Open Wednesday and Thursday by special appointment; Museum Collections is open by appointment only.
  • Address 11526 C Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Phone 530-889-7789
  • Website Archives and Collections Facility
  • Best Feature The collection of county records includes records dating from the beginning of the county in 1851. This includes over 15,000 photographs, as well as original bound copies of Placer County's first newspaper, the Placer Herald.
  • Museum Collections
  • Searchable Databases
  • Photographs

Located on the corner of C Avenue and 2nd Street.


  • Claude Chana Gold Panner Monument

    Claude Chana Gold Panner Monument

    Auburn, CA

    A 45-ton concrete statue of a Gold Rush era miner stands at the entrance to Old Town Auburn, a small collection of shops, restaurants, and antique stores. The statue is a representation of Claude Chana (1811-1882), the prospector who discovered gold here in the foothills east of Sacramento on May 16, 1848.

    Lincoln Way & Park Street, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Placer Community Theater

    Placer Community Theater

    Auburn, CA

    Provides shows and productions.

    985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • High-Hand Art Gallery

    High-Hand Art Gallery

    Loomis, CA

    The gallery is balanced with a substantial mix of media and art forms from A (Acrylic) to Z (ok, W for Wood as we have no Z), with every other possible media represented including Bronze castings, welded metal, jewelry, glass, found metal, encaustic wax, fabric art, paper, art cards, watercolor, oil, stone sculpture, and turned wood.

    3750 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650