Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History

Yes, it is that time again for our big fundraiser, the Butte County Olive Festival, held this year across the street at the Courthouse Park. We will be closing Lincoln St. at Bird and Robinson. Native Sons will have the beer concession in the street with food vendors also in the street. In the Park will be the Olive and Olive Oil Tasting and Olive and Olive Oil Vendors along with Craft Vendors and music by Oroville's own "Feather River Gypsies"! Lots of gift basket drawings. Tours will still be available at the Ehmann Home, "The House that Olives Built". The street closure assures safe crossing. The parking lots are for vendor parking. Ehmann Olives will be available at the Park along with Olive T-Shirts and Butte County Historical Society Diggin's and books. So plan to be there and join the fun! Admission FREE. 530-877-7436 or 530-533-9418


BCHS Olive Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 am to 2 pm

​Old Courthouse Park across from the Ehmann Home, 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.
Fridays, 9 am to noon ~ Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm
1749 Spencer Avenue (at Baldwin), Oroville, CA