BCHS’s Oregon City School Annual BBQ
Sunday, May 26, 2019 in the early afternoon

Old School House, Oregon City, 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.


This year, as a kick off to our annual Olive Festival, the Society is sponsoring a new event. It is going to be an evening of fun for the ladies. Some of the things to expect will be hors d’oeuvres provided by The Exchange, a no host bar, non-alcoholic beverages, desserts, a cooking demonstration, olive products for purchase, raffles, door prizes and an opportunity to have an evening out with your friends.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 8th, in the historic Gray Nurse Hardware Building, 1359 Huntoon Street in Oroville, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

There is limited space so get your tickets early by contacting the Society at 533-9418. Some board members also have tickets for sale. A great gift opportunity for friends and family.

So, for a $25.00 donation, mark your calendars for fun!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15th as you won't want to miss the Annual Butte County Olive Festival. There will be vendors, raffle prizes, food, and music to entertain you. Again this year Lincoln Street will be closed to traffic to allow room for food trucks and the Native Sons' BBQ area. If you haven't visited the Ehmann Home, the Mooretown Rancheria is sponsoring the tours this year. The Old Courthouse Park will become a hive of activity from 9-2 that day, so plan to come and have fun. 



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


​It's time for the  annual BCHS BBQ. This tradition of many years standing takes place at the Oregon City School on Table Mountain. The date is Sunday, May 26th with Jim Holt and his crew preparing the tri-tip and chicken, which is expected to be off the grill sometime between 2:30 and 3. Come early for a chance to enjoy the scenery and chat with friends. The usual accompaniments of beans, salad, and garlic bread will be served buffet style. Water and lemonade are provided, but you are welcome to bring other beverages. Yummy desserts will be available for auction, so come prepared with cash or a check. Ice cream is provided for those who don't have a winning auction bid. You need to bring plates and utensils along with a table and chairs. There is some shade, but please feel free to bring a pop-up, if you'd like. Tickets are available by sending a check plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope to BCHS, PO Box 2195, Oroville, CA 95965. The cost is $15/person, children  under 12 are $10. Please indicate your choice of beef or chicken. The deadline for reservations is Friday, May 17th to allow for ordering the meat. If you have any questions, or if it is close to the deadline, call Nancy at 990-1479.

15th Annual Olive Festival
Saturday, June 15 from 9 am to 2 pm
Old Courthouse Park, Oroville, CA

​Olive Oil's Ladies' Night Out

Saturday, June 8 from 6-9 pm

​Gray Nurse Bldg, Oroville, CA


Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History"