• Sat, December 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928

    Speaker: Doug Williams

    Doug Williams has been in Chico since the age of two, went through the Chico Public Schools, and graduated from Chico High School in 1986. After earning his Bachelor's degree in History/Economics from U.C. Davis, Doug returned to Chico State to complete his Master's Degree in Education with a California Administrative Credential, and during this time, he became interested in the Titan Missile Base that had once been located just north of Chico. The base was one of three Titan I Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) bases constructed in Northern California in the late 1950's - early 1960's during the Cold War. Today, Doug Williams is the Principal of his alma mater Chico High School, and he will present the story of the Chico Missile Base.

    Food and drinks will be served.

    • Sun, December 04, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    • Sat, December 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928

    Speaker: James A. Dimmit

    In the early years of the 2000s, Jim Dimmitt served as a staff officer with the Chico Police Department. He was struck by the absence of any real summary history for the Department, and began to research through records, examine department artifacts, and talk to people in the know. His book, The Chico Police Department - The First One Hundred Years emerged. Jim is now working in the Roseville area, but will return to Chico to tell us this story, using projected images to highlight and illustrate his presentation. His program will be an appropriate ending to Chico's "CHICO 150" commemoration of 150 years of "city-hood", as the formation of a local police department was a prime reason for the 1872 city incorporation under the State of California. The Chico History Museum will have copies of his book for sale.


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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