Housed in the historic Andrew Carnegie Library located in the heart of vibrant downtown Chico, and immediately adjacent to the California State University campus, Chico History Museum, formerly Chico Museum, has provided the greater Chico community with memorable exhibits since 1986. Since its opening, the museum has served as a classroom for thousands of area children as well as a reflective resource for adults seeking knowledge of all things Chico.
The museum’s Carnegie and Patrick Galleries have hosted extensive exhibits celebrating the distinct heritage of Chico and its sphere of influence. Exhibits change throughout the year and offer a wide variety of topics ranging from the history of Chico Through Time. Permanent displays, include the Chinese Temple, a topographic map of Northern California, and the Native American Exhibit.