No county in the Gold Country is more intimately connected with all aspects of gold mining than Nevada County. An exhibit of hundreds of mining artifacts, including a working Stamp Mill and Cornish Pump...


933 Allison Ranch Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-4255   [map]

The Searls Historical Library is the archive of the Nevada County Historical Society. Established in 1973, the Searls Library has become one of the premier libraries of materials on the area's history...


161 Nevada City Hwy.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5910    [map]

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Thank You to our newest Business Partners:

Judy Bernard, Decorator; Deer Creek Studio, Architect; Good & Company Realty, Ivy Construction, The Lamp Doctor , and Pow Productions.

The Nevada County Historical Society had its beginning in the fall of 1944 after being inspired by Dr. Robert E. Burns, President of the College of the Pacific. Dr. Burns was interested in the preservation of the history of the Mother Lode and gold country, and he spoke to the Grass Valley Lions Club about organizing a county historical society.                        

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Tues Nov 17  5:30 PM -Forgotten Places, Golden Stories of Our Past will be showing at Del Oro Theater.  Call 530 477-4241 for info. 

Thu Nov 19 Mark Selverston will present Archaeological Findings at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

Thu Dec 17  No Program this month.  Have a Happy Holiday Season.

Thu Jan 21, 2016 Bill George will present on the Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain.

Completed in the Spring of 1861, this firehouse was home to Nevada Hose Company No.1 from 1861 to 1938. During those nearly 80 years, horse -drawn fire wagons and handcarts...


214 Main Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5468   [map]

Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era....


5 Kidder Court
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 470-0902    [map]