Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History"

Please join us for a special program at the Butte County Historical Society Museum as Peter Sellars, author of the book Calling Out from The Past, and local historian Mark Karr, team up to present a history of the Bella Vista Hotel, how it became a rest home for the Oddfellows what finally became of the property after the Oddfellows home ceased operations. The program will begin at 2 pm followed by refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speakers and tour the museum.

A History of the Bella Vista Hotel,
The Oddfellows Home and beyond

Sunday, April 7th at 2:00 pm

Butte County Historical Society Museum
1749 Spencer Avenue, Oroville California


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