Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History

Raymond Burr as Perry Mason

Tales From Tule Lake:  

The true story of Jim Tanimoto, an American Citizen Interned during WWII

Sunday, September 24 at 2 pm

The Ehmann Home, 1480 Lincoln Street, Oroville

11:00   Video - The Six or Seven Lives of  Erle Stanley Gardner

12:00   Buffet - Meet Erle's Family

12:30   #1 Fan - Valerie Zwirn- Review of Erle Travel Book "The Desert is Yours"

12:45   The Finding of "The Knife Slipped"

1:00     Report on Lieutenant Tragg

1:15 -2:30    Remarks from Erle's Family and Guests

2:30     Drawing for Gift BasketsType your paragraph here.



   One of the dark moments of American history was experienced throughout the Western United States in the early, chaotic months of the Second World War. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, signed by him on February 19, 1942, triggered a chain of events and governmental actions that resulted in the round up and internment of over 100,000 people of  Japanese ancestry, two thirds of them American citizens.
   As an American Citizen of Japanese ancestry, Gridley resident Jim Tanimoto experienced this first hand. 
   Join us as Jim shares his experience with the members and friends of the Butte County Historical Society. The event takes place at the Ehmann Home. Light refreshments will be available.

15th Annual Perry Mason Days

Saturday, October 7  -  11 am to 3 pm

Ehmann Home 1480 Lincoln St.
Historic Downtown Oroville

Celebrating the life and times of  
Erle Stanley Gardner who once lived in Oroville

Admission by Donation



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

Erle Stanly Gardner