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Immerse yourself in concerts, symphony, dance, hip hop and poetry. Experience a sense of wonder and awe as you peek into artists’ private studios and absorb their creative inspiration during one of the half dozen annual open studios tours. Explore our storied past at our museums. Discover our many Galleries, featuring the best of local artists in every imaginable medium. Connect with artists as interactive art projects play a starring role at our fairs and festivals. Find the many public artworks that enrich our communities. You will certainly enjoy a unique experience! Take home a special piece of art – Placer County’s eclectic art offerings are sure to appeal to all!
From valley to mountains, breathe in the creative energy of the arts scene in Placer County
Donner Summit Historical Society’s 20 Mile Museum highlights the history and beauty of the Summit. Interpretive signs have been placed mostly along Old Highway 40 and nearby from Auburn to Truckee.
The Placer County Archives and Research Center is a repository for records generated by the county and a local history and genealogy research center.
Filled with artifacts and furnishings from a bygone era, the Bernhard House transports visitors to a simpler time.
Roseville’s newly renovated history museum includes 16 new displays, all dedicated specifically to the history of Roseville.
The park is home to numerous hiking and snowshoeing trails, or you can swim, boat and fish.
The museum offers visitors a peak into what life was like on the Foresthill Divide during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The cabin showcases Tahoe history, from the Washoe people through the logging and mining eras and the establishment of the tourism industry at Lake Tahoe.
The museum prominently displays an ever-growing collection of vintage medical, pharmaceutical, nursing, and dental artifacts dating from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.
The Museum displays a rich photographic history of the area’s towns, mining, lumbering, schools, churches, social, Indian and Chinese heritage.
The Griffith Quarry Museum is housed in the original Penryn Granite Works office, built by Welsh immigrant Griffith Griffith in 1864. It contains some of the original office furniture, information on the Griffith family, the history of the Penryn-Loomis Basin area, and the granite industry.
Learn about Chinese settlers from the Gold Rush era.
The general public may visit the museum and see a number of displays depicting Lincoln’s history; look at photographs of landmarks gone by; read books on California history; review old City of Lincoln record books and inquire about various frontier families.
The Maidu Museum & Historic Site offers a unique cultural haven for families and individuals who want to experience the life, ways and culture of the Nisenan Maidu who called this location home for thousands of years .
Visitors will learn the history of skiing in the Sierra and the story of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.
The recently renovated Olympic Museum, located at High Camp showcases their unique collection of memorabilia, news articles and video presentations.