17th Annual Perry Mason Days

Saturday, October 5  -  11 am to 2 pm
The Ehmann Home
1480 Lincoln Street
Historic Downtown Oroville

Celebrating the life and times of
Erle Stanley Gardner who once lived in Oroville
and wrote the Perry Mason stories


The sale includes some lovely art objects, Christmas decorations, vintage luggage, and nicer books. Whatever isn't snapped up on the day of the sale will be available the next day at the Annual Meeting. This is a great place to do some early holiday shopping, and 100% of the proceeds benefit BCHS.

Raymond Burr as

Perry Mason


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

Sunday, November 17th              Annual Membership Meeting at                                                       the Ehmann Home

Saturday, November 23rd           Help decorate the Christmas                                                            Tree at the Ehmann Home

Saturday, December 14th           Holiday Open House at the                                                             Ehmann Home during the                                                                 Oroville Light Parade

Ishi Gathering & Seminar 
“Ishi and Anthropologists – Treasure Through Time”
Saturday November 2nd—9 am to 3 pm

The Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln Street

Historic Downtown Oroville, CA

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.

Earl Stanley Gardner.


Collectible Sale

at the Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln Street
Historic Downtown Oroville

 Saturday, November 16 from 11 AM - 3 PM



After in-gathering over coffee and doughnuts, the sessions will start at 9:30. The day will be a rich immersion in the Ishi Story, for both newcomers and return attendees. Come and learn more about the science of anthropology and anthropologists’ efforts to preserve information about near extinct cultures; late 19th century interaction between Ishi’s people and white settlers, and why the Ishi story continues to intrigue both those who have just learned about it as well as those who have studied it for years.


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...The Ishi Seminar this year will focus on anthropological work in gaining knowledge of the life ways of California’s aboriginal tribes, particularly the Yahi, and the value of Ishi’s contributions. It will include an overview of the study of California Indians before 1911, the anthropologists A.L. Kroeber, T. T. Waterman, and E. L. Gifford, and their work with Ishi, as well as later research which has added new insights and more substance to the Ishi Story.


11:00   Video - “The Six or Seven Lives of Erle Stanley Gardner”
12:00   Buffet by donation
12:30   Welcome
12:45   #1 Fan Book Report
  1:00    Remarks about Erle from guests
  2:00    Draw for Gift Baskets


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Founded 1956

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