The Rise and Fall of Pioneer Day

  • Sat, June 10, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Chico History Museum, 141 Salem St. Chico, CA 95928


Registration is closed

Pioneer Day was the premier celebration every Spring in Chico, started in the early 20th century, it enthralled the entire community of Chico and beyond until its riotous demise in 1987. The one theme that stayed constant throughout P-Day's ever-changing nature was decentralization and disorganization, that both allowed it to rise to great heights, but was also instrumental in its downfall. Not only will this presentation reignite the nostalgia in those who remember the heights of P- Day, but will also expose and discuss the implications of the darker side of the legacy of P-Day. All in all, this is the story of the rapid rise and precipitous downfall of the event that earned Chico State the spot as the number one party school in the nation.

Presenter: Sean Keehn


11AM to 4PM - Thursday to Sunday 

Closed - Monday to Wednesday

Suggested Admission: 

$5.00 - Adult ages 18-64

$3.00 - Senior 65+/ Military Veteran/ Student/ Child 5+

FREE - Child under age 5

(530) 891-4336

P.O. Box 6988, Chico, CA 95927

A 501 (c) (3) organization.

Special thanks to the City of Chico for its generous support of Chico History Museum.

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