Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History"

Following a short Membership Meeting and installation of officers, there will be a presentation from ANCHR regarding their new book, Ten Miles of Roadside Archaeology Along the Old Humboldt Wagon Road. ANCHR has worked with Dr. Gregory White to add additional historical perspective to his archaeological account of this historic roadway. The book, in addition to other works of interest regarding the Butte County area, will be for sale to add to your personal collections or for holiday gifts. Don’t  forget that members receive a 10% discount on all purchases, including olives and olive oil. Refreshments will be served. The winning tickets for this year's opportunity quilts will be drawn at the event. BCHS will also be hosting a holiday open house from 3-6, preceding the Oroville Light Parade.


Highlights:  Display of artwork depicting Butte County scenes from the BCHS collection as well as private collections. There will be additional art created by Butte County artists. This is a unique opportunity to see many of these items. Also featured is a raffle for a painting trip for six people accompanied by accomplished artist Anna Olsen into the center of the Sutter Buttes. Art supplies will be provided in addition to a picnic lunch. It is anticipated that, weather permitting, the trip will take place the first weekend in April when the wildflowers should be in full bloom. There will also be an opportunity to paint historic ranch buildings. Raffle tickets are $25 each and would make a great holiday gift for the artists among your family and friends. Look for more details in the January Slickens or call the Archives at 533-9418.

Annual Membership Meeting (2 pm) and

BCHS Holiday Open House (3-6 pm)
Saturday, December 8
Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln St., Oroville, CA 

Mark your calendars for the
Butte County through the Eye of the Artist exhibition
Sunday, February 9, 2019 from 2-5 PM at the BCHS Museum
Cost:  $5 per person

Looking for that perfect gift for a history buff? Drop by our  Museum and Museum Store. After a captivating walk through Butte County history at the Museum, take a few moments to fill your gift list with some of wonderful items in our newly reorganized and restocked Museum Store. Our volunteers have found many local products that will delight your family and friends. Also, be sure to look at the selection of excellent books about Butte County's fascinating history.  
Among the many local products made in Butte County, there are new additions from Painted Sky, a company based in Gridley that makes soaps, lotions and heel & elbow cream all from goat's milk. Mooney Farms, based at the Chico Airport, has wonderful culinary products that feature sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke pasta sauce and pesto. This Butte County company also has wonderful olive oil and beautiful gift baskets! These are just the tip of the iceberg of local products, books on local history, archival storage boxes and folders now available.

So think about us when you are ready for an interesting day at the museum or when you have a little shopping to do. We're looking forward to your visit.



​​​Visit the Museum Store
Fridays, 9 am to noon ~ Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm
1749 Spencer Avenue (at Baldwin), Oroville, CA