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.

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.


​​​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




Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History"


*RSVPS for lunch will be appreciated:  
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Join us for a special experience this year!   First, working anthropologists and historians will share viewpoints of the anthropologists who worked with Ishi both in the context of their time, and how the relationship affected their lives.  Then we’ll look at how those who have come after have added to knowledge and understanding of these relationships as well as Ishi’s life and his Yahi tribe.

This year’s seminar will be richly rewarding for both those who know the Ishi story well, and for those who have just begun to explore it (or who would like to).

Speakers: Dr. Merrily Stover, Dr. Terri Castenada, Richard Burrill, Lucy Sperlin, Pete Moak, Paul Bowman, and Mike Lawson.

Save the Dates!

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Collectible Sale

at the Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln Street
Historic Downtown Oroville

 Saturday, November 16 from 11 AM - 3 PM

15th  Ishi Gathering & Seminar

Saturday November 2nd  2019,   9AM to 3 PM

Ehmann Home - 1480 Lincoln (corner Robinson St)  Oroville

(FREE but donations accepted / Lunch  provided for $10)*

“Ishi and the Anthropologists: Treasures Through Time"