​Don't Miss This!

Sutter Buttes Hike

Sunday, March 19th from 8 am to around 3 pm

​Meet at the Black Bear Diner in Gridley



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

Have you ever wondered what the Sutter Buttes, those icons of the valley, look like up close and personal? If the answer is yes, BCHS has a great opportunity for you. Visits to the Buttes are tightly controlled as the land is privately owned, so this is a limited opportunity. We will be visiting the historic Dean Ranch. Two hiking routes are available, one in the lower valley and the other at highter elevatins for the more adventurous. This trip isn't suitable for children under the age of twelve. You don't have to be a member of BCHS to participate.

The group will meet at the Black Bear Restaurant on Highway 99 in Gridley (left side in a shopping center about midway through town) at 8 am in order to arrange carpools. We will return to the Black Bear around 3 pm. Bring you lunch, beverage, and wear SHOES AND CLOTHING SUITABLE FOR THE WEATHER.

To make reservations, please call 530-534-8145 or 530-533-9418 or email buttehistory@sbcglobal.net.


Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History


Butte County Historical Society

Ehmann Home - 1480 Lincoln Street - Oroville, CA

​Annual Tea on March 11, 2017 

Mysteries at the Oasis

Tickets are $20 each (Non-refundable)

1st Seating 11:30 am

2nd Seating 1:30 pm

Delicious lunch and Raffle

For Tickets, Mail Check To:

BCHS - Tea Tickets

PO Box 2195

​Oroville, CA 95965

Reserved Seating for parties of 4 or more.

Reserve your tickets early to guarantee your referred seating.

More information call 530-533-9418