EVENTS

Chico History Museum hosts many events through the year. Check out the list of upcoming events, register, and experience the diverse culture and history of Chico. Also, subscribe to Museum News to get updated information about what's going on.

Upcoming events

    • Sat, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928
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    Ken Grossman is the founder of Chico's Sierra Nevada Brewery, and he will present the story of craft beer, the art, technique and scale of brewing beer. Ken would begin the first commercial production of production of his own craft beer in his garage, and success would bring about the incredible Sierra Nevada Brewery on Chico's 20th Street today. His commitment and innovation to all phases of production has made Sierra Nevada Beer a standalone global icon. And a true Chico treasure.



    • Sat, March 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928
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    John Gallardo has served as a docent and live-in caregiver at Chico's Stansbury Home for many years, as well as an officer in the Stansbury Home Preservation Association. He will tell the story of the building of the Victorian style house in 1883 by Dr. Oscar Stansbury and his wife Libbie. The home is presently owned by the City of Chico, and serves as a museum for the Stansbury family's life and era. John will compliment his program with projected pictures.

    • Sat, March 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928
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    For 100 years the Richardson family was one of Chico's prominent, and a new book, A Brief History of the Richardson Family, provides a fascinating look back at the Richardsons in all their doings and endeavors. Much of the text was written some years ago by family members and is now published, for the first time by ANCHR, the Association for Northern California Historical Research. The book has many great photos from the family collection, and presenter Ron Womack, one of ANCHR's core members, will project some them to highlight his talk.

    • Sat, April 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928
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    Jeremy Markley is a Public Administration graduate a Chico State and board member of the Chico History Museum. After acclaim from his past presentations on Chico's role in the Medical American War and World War One, he will now give a talk on the Great Depression, its causes, the impact it has on Chico, and efforts by local and national leaders to fight against hardships.


    • Fri, May 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928
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    It all started as Senior Day, then Pioneer Day, and surged into Pioneer Week before it crashed and burned in its own excess in the 1980's. It all was once Chico's biggest parade and community event of the year, and now just a fading story. Dave Nope will tell that story using projected pictures. This Friday evening event will precede this year's somewhat resurrected Pioneer Day Parade on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Chico History Museum will have an exhibit on Pioneer Days on display.


    • Sat, May 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 141 Salem St, Chico, CA 95928
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    In 1845, Mexican Governor Pio Pico granted nearly 18,000 acres in what would later be Butte County to American Sebastian Kayser. Today, that land grant is still intact and is being managed by the sixth generation of the same family. Archaeologist Greg White has been recently working on the ranch, and will tell its story through the years. Complimenting his presentation with projected images. The original grant used the Sacramento River as the western boundary, and today considerable ranch lands dedicated to wildlife and conservation along the river.


Past events

Sat, February 08, 2020 PEOPLE, PLACES, AND PIECES OF PARADISE
Sat, January 25, 2020 2020 Lunar New Year at Chico Chinese Temple
Sat, December 07, 2019 SYNCHRONICITY AND ANTIQUES
Sat, November 30, 2019 CHICO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — A DOWNTOWN LANDMARK
Sat, November 16, 2019 THE TIMES OF THE BARTLETT DRUG COMPANY IN CHICO
Sat, November 09, 2019 CHICO’S BIDWELL PARK — IT’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Sat, November 02, 2019 JOHN BIDWELL AND CALIFORNIA— A ROUNDTABLE
Sat, October 26, 2019 ANTIQUE APPRAISAL
Sat, October 19, 2019 CHICO AND THE RACE FOR THE WEST
Sat, September 28, 2019 EARLY CAMERAS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS OF CHICO
Sat, June 08, 2019 A Day at Richardson Springs
Sat, May 11, 2019 Logging Days in Stirling City
Sat, May 04, 2019 Early Chico Churches, Practicing by 1871: A Bird's Eye View
Sat, April 27, 2019 Paradise Lost, Paradise Found, Again and Again
Sat, March 30, 2019 John Bidwell: Overland to California, 1841
Fri, February 15, 2019 Celebrating Chico’s Chinese New Year 1885
Sun, December 16, 2018 Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Sat, December 15, 2018 Ten Miles on the Humboldt Road
Sat, December 08, 2018 Our Own Daily: The Chico Enterprise Record
Sat, November 03, 2018 OBSERVATIONS FROM LOCAL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS ON HOW YOU CAN BEGIN TO HEAL YOUR COMMUNITY
Sat, October 27, 2018 JOHN MUIR AND THE BIDWELLS - FRIENDSHIP AND MORE
Thu, October 25, 2018 Restaurant TakeOVER: Mountain Mike's Pizza
Sat, October 20, 2018 STORIES IN STONE: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF CEMETERY SYMBOLISM
Sat, October 06, 2018 Life and Times of James Lawrence Keefer and Family
Fri, September 28, 2018 Restaurant Takeover: Cafe Petra Mediterranean Cuisine
Sun, September 16, 2018 Antique Appraisal
Wed, June 20, 2018 Restaurant Takeover: Foodie Cafe
Sat, June 09, 2018 Grand Glam Garden Party
Sat, May 19, 2018 Part II: The Tour of the Humboldt Wagon Road
Fri, May 18, 2018 Part 1: The Story of the Humboldt Wagon Road
Sat, April 21, 2018 One of Chico's Hidden Treasures: Lillian Hayward White
Sat, April 07, 2018 Glimpse of Chico's Chinese
Sat, February 17, 2018 Grand Opening Gala
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