A Special Event: Days of Gold in Butte Creek Canyon

  • Sat, November 18, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928



You may know Butte Creek Canyon as a local scenic destination, but In 1850, the world rushed into the canyon with dreams of riches. This event not only changed the landscape, but redefined the people who were left in its wake

Find out about the rough mining communities that sprang up overnight, where the people found gold, and how they went to extremes to follow a dream. We will uncover their early mining methods and contrast them to today's prospecting technology, tempered to protect a fragile environment.

Warning; exposure to this rich subject may result in a condition known as "Gold Fever". To alleviate symptoms for those afflicted, we will discuss where and how you can find gold on Butte Creek today.

Presenter: Tim Calhoon


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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