Butte County Historical Society

Founded 1956

"Your First Stop for Butte County History"



Hey, everyone! Once again it is time for the annual   Oregon City BBQ. The date is Sunday, May 27th, the place is the Oregon City Schoolhouse. As always there will be yummy tri-tip and chicken accompanied by green salad, beans, and bread. Water and lemonade will be provided, but you are welcome to bring other beverages. This year the barbecue will be prepared by Jim Holt and his crew. We expect to serve around 3 PM, but that is flexible depending upon when the meat is ready. Remember that you need to bring your own plates and silverware in addition to chairs and a small table. Pop-ups are also a good idea, although there is some shade. 

You will want to come early to check out the desserts. Yes, once again we will be featuring our famous dessert silent auction. There is something there to please  everyone from pies to cakes to cinnamon rolls. Yum! Be sure to bring cash or a check so that you can secure a  delectable delight. 

The deadline for making reservations is Friday, May 18th so that Jim can order the meat. The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for kids under 12, and the under 3 crowd is free. To get your tickets, send a check to BCHS, PO Box 2195, Oroville, CA  95965. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so that we can mail your tickets to you. Be sure to indicate how many adults and how many children are in your party. Most importantly, we need to know if you prefer tri-tip or chicken. If you don't specify, we have to call you. If you have questions, or if it is close to the deadline, call 534-1479.   See you there!

Butte County Olive Festival

Saturday, June 16 from  9 - 2
Old Courthouse Park across from the Ehmann Home

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.

It is that time again, our big fundraiser! The Butte County Olive Festival will be held across the street at the Courthouse Park, like last year. We will again be closing Lincoln St. between Bird and Robinson. The Native Sons of the Golden West will be providing lunch in the street along with other food vendors. In the Park there will be olive and olive oil vendors offering tastings and sales. Again this year there will be craft vendors and lots of gift    drawings. Also there will be dancers, a display on the   history of the olive industry in Butte County and festival souvenirs. Tours of the Ehmann Home will be available at "The House that Olives built". Come and join the fun. Admission is Free. 533-9418 or 877-7436

BCHS Annual Oregon City BBQ
Sunday, May 27,  2ish until you wish to leave
Oregon City Schoolhouse at 2100 Oregon Gulch Road



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