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The North Star Mining Museum is intimately connected with many aspects of gold mining in Nevada County, California. Offering extensive exhibits of mining artifacts, pelton wheels, a working Stamp Mill and Cornish Pump...

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COMING EVENTS   (Events Calendar)


THURSDAY, OCT 18TH
Lest we forget. Nevada County during WWI, by Linda Jack

FRIDAY, NOV 9TH
WWI and the making of the middle east by Professor Marwan Hanania

DECEMBER
No Speaker Night is scheduled this month.

Happy Holidays!

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...


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Celebrating & Preserving the History of Nevada County, California Since 1944

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161 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City, CA 95959

info@nevadacountyhistory.org

(530) 264-7569


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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...


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Our Museums are open April 29th through Oct 31st. Searls Historical Library is open year round.

Over Here: Nevada County’s Experience of World War I

is a multifaceted program designed to reconnect our community to this transformational event in our nation’s history.  Our program is scheduled to coincide with the worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice between Germany and the Allies that brought and end to the fighting of the Western Front on November 11, 1918.   More...

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


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

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