Gold Country Museum New Location Planned
Plans for moving the Gold Country Museum to the historic Auburn Depot Building received a big boost recently from the Placer County Board of Supervisors.
Board members voted unanimously to approve:
- Acquiring the Depot Building and site improvements from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce for $1;
- Leasing the building site from the Union Pacific Railroad Co. for $14,780 per year.
The 2,059-square-foot Depot Building is located at 601 Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn. The Chamber of Commerce currently occupies the building, but plans to move soon to the old Auburn City Hall at 1103 High Street.
The Gold Country Museum currently is located at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.
During Tuesday's meeting, Supervisor Jim Holmes agreed that moving the museum to the Depot Building is a great idea, saying, "This is a true enhancement for people who visit us to see the history of Placer County and the history of Auburn."
At its new location, the museum also will help draw more visitors to the downtown business district.
"From the museum's perspective, this move makes perfect sense," Museums Administrator Ralph Gibson told the board. "This move will make the museum more visible and easy to find and give us a much better platform from which to interpret the county's rich mining history."
He emphasized that the Depot Building has an excellent heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, noting that the move will allow the museum to exhibit some items not currently on display.
Gibson noted that the Depot Building is a fitting location to highlight Placer County's role in development of the Transcontinental Railroad, saying he envisions the museum having outdoor interpretive panels at its new location that will highlight the Transcontinental Railroad, Depot and Placer County's significant role in the history of transportation in the United States.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesTransportation Sales Tax Closer to Ballot MeasureThe Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) Board of Directors, acting as the Placer County Local Transportation Authority, unanimously adopted the Keep Placer Moving Transportation Investment Plan
Beach House Restaurant in Pacific GrovePacific Grove, CA- Gazing upon the ebb and flow of the cool, clear Pacific waters as they lap against the shore of Monterey Bay as the sun gently descends toward the horizon is a damn fine way
Placer County Grand Jury Report Critical of Local Government Operations This year's Placer County Grand Jury Final Report contains some individual reports which are critical of local government operations
Placer County Fair in Roseville 2016ROSEVILLE, CA. Just in time to head off the summer vacation blues, the Placer County Fair, June 23-36, comes to life with fabulous fair food, swirling carnival rides, farm animals
Summer of Free Museums in Placer CountyMuseums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select days all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its ninth year
Python Snake on the Loose in Rocklin LocatedRocklin, CA- The Rocklin Police Department was informed the snake that escaped from its owner was located.
Rocklin Police Investigating Suspicious CircumstanceRocklin, CA- On Monday, June 20, 2016, Rocklin Police responded to a report of a suspicious person inside a gated community near Hillcrest Drive.
Lexus RX 350: Revised and Not Just for WomenRoseville, CA- Although enamored with this Lexus model in previous years, the thinking here was the Lexus RX was a luxury, midsize crossover sport utility vehicle
Placer County to Limit Medical Marijuana CultivationCommercial medical marijuana cultivation and sale will not be allowed in unincorporated Placer County, after the board of supervisors voted 3-2
California Fires Update Summary (6.22.16)Over 5,000 firefighters are battling 4 large wildfires in California, while firefighters around the rest of the state battled dozens of new fires
Roseville Gas Prices Holding SteadyRoseville, CA- Roseville gas prices have been holding relatively steady this past week. As usual, Costco, Sam's Club and ARCO dominate the low price leaderboard
Students Impacted by Walsh Family ScholarshipsRocklin, CA - Sierra College students who received the John G. and Lillian M. Walsh Family Scholarship say that it encouraged them to come to Sierra College
NEWS: In Case You Missed It