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The museum offers visitors a peak into what life was like on the Foresthill Divide during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The museum has incredible exhibits that offer visitors an idea of what life was like on the Divide during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits include Gold Rush artifacts, a logging exhibit which includes a scale model of the lumber mill, educational displays on Native Americans, recreation and transportation as well as rotating exhibits and a slide show.
The Foresthill Divide Museum is located in Memorial Park, Foresthill, CA. Foresthill is situated on a peninsula of land lying between the North and Middle Forks of the American River.
This museum presents an overview of Placer County history from the early Nisenan inhabitants through the latter half of the 20th century. It also includes the Placer County Gold collection, the renowned Pate Collection of American Indian artifacts and the original Thomas Kinkade painting “Auburn Centennial.”
Filled with artifacts and furnishings from a bygone era, the Bernhard House transports visitors to a simpler time.
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.