The El Dorado County Fair
June 13-16, 2019

The County Museum will be open extended hours during the County Fair - admission is free with your ticket to the Fair!  
Our schedule of events: 

MUSEUM OPEN
Thursday & Friday: 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 7 PM

ONGOING
 Exhibit - New! Women of El Dorado County – stories about women who made a difference
 Exhibit: Special for the Fair – Women and the new-fangled Automobile – A Driving Force!
 Special for the Fair - D & C Shay Locomotive Restoration Project – On The Right Track!
 Exhibit: Special for the Fair – In Tribute to the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150 th Anniversary
 Exhibit – Life of the Miner: Artifacts and Photos left behind
 Exhibit – El Dorado County History in Photographs
 El Dorado Western Railroad Schedules and Information – want to learn more about this program and how
you can participate?
 Publications on Local History available for sale in the Museum’s book store
 Panning for Gold with Uncle Fuzzy and Friends (12 PM – 4 PM in Museum Yard)
 See the Real Studebaker Wheelbarrow! In honor of the 75 th Anniversary of the Fair’s Wheelbarrow Races

Thursday, June 13 (12pm – 8pm)
12pm – 8 pm …… Tour the County Museum and Museum Yard
12pm – 8pm …..... Wheelbarrow Johnny's Gold Rush, a film about John Studebaker
12pm – 7pm ……. Women of El Dorado County Exhibit, and Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
12pm – 7pm …..... Discover Your Local History: Become a “Junior Researcher” and museum treasure hunt -
hands-on activities for kids in the Research Room

Friday, June 14 (12pm - 8pm)
12pm – 8 pm …… Tour the County Museum and Museum Yard
12pm – 7pm …… Find a Mine: Researching Gold Rush & Historical Mines in El Dorado County – Bill Gray
12pm – 7pm …… Women of El Dorado County Exhibit, and Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
12pm – 7pm ….... Researching Local History – Research Room volunteers
12pm – 7pm ….... Discover Your Local History: Become a “Junior Researcher” and museum treasure hunt-
hands-on activities for kids in the Research Room

Saturday, June 15 (10am – 8pm)
10pm – 8 pm ……Tour the County Museum and Museum Yard
10am – 7pm ….... Find a Mine: Researching Gold Rush & Historical Mines in El Dorado County – Bill Gray
10am – 7pm …... Women of El Dorado County Exhibit, and Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
10am – 7pm ….....Researching Local History – Research Room volunteers
10am – 7pm ….... Discover Your Local History: Become a “Junior Researcher” and museum treasure hunt-
hands-on activities for kids in the Research Room

Sunday, June 16 (12pm – 7pm)
12pm – 7 pm …… Tour the County Museum and Museum Yard
12pm – 7pm ……. Women of El Dorado County Exhibit, and Historical Clothing and Textiles Gallery Talk
12pm – 6pm ….....Historic Maps and what they can tell us – Dee Owens
12pm – 6pm ….... Researching Local History – Research Room volunteers
12pm – 6pm ….... Discover Your Local History: Become a “Junior Researcher” and museum treasure hunt-
hands-on activities for kids in the Research Room

Visit the County Museum during the Fair – Admission is free from the Fairgrounds! Discover the people, places and events that made El Dorado County!



Gold Rush and Mining History Research 

2019

Interested in knowing more about the history of a mine in El Dorado County?  Bring your questions to the Museum!
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 AM - 4 PM
(ask for Bill Gray)

Gold Rush and Mining History Research Days can be reserved for groups at the El Dorado County Historical Museum, 104 Placerville Dr. (next to the Fairgrounds) in Placerville.
Call (530) 621-5865 and ask for Bill Gray or Mary Cory to make a reservation.

Special resources will be on hand during these Special Events:
  • Thousands of digitized mining photographs
  • California Dredge photo collection 
  • Digitized mining information
  • Digitized historical maps and surveys
  • Mining exhibit and artifacts
You can contact us in advance to find out if we have the kind of information you are looking for.  Call us at (530) 621-5865 during regular hours and ask for "Bill" 
or email us with your question


CHARTER GROUP TRAIN RIDES
SUNDAYS AT 2:00 PM
Great for Parties, Clubs, Family Reunions and other Special Occasions!

Call (530) 663-3581 to book your group