Museum of the Sierra

The Sierra Nevada is a

Museum without Walls

Through our museum, enjoy a glimpse into the human and natural history of the foothill, forest and alpine ecospheres.


A Healthy Mountain

Long term relief relies upon the talents and contributions of volunteers just like you!

The Sierra Nevada

California's History

Science + History

A Celebration Of The Sierra Mountain Range

Founded in 1991 by the Central Sierra Historical Society, The Museum of the Sierra preserves the cultural and natural history of the Sierra Nevada through education and curation of historical artifacts and stories.

“Museums ought to be the center around which educational institutions should cluster, the storehouse whence they could draw the material examples and illustrations required on the lecture table and in the classroom.”

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Artifacts in our Collection
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Annual Visitors
Outdoor Exhibits

Plan your trip to visit The Museum of the Sierra

Cost: FREE for you, we just ask that you pay it forward so we can continue to offer free admission.


The Central Sierra Historical Society welcomes larger groups to call ahead to make arrangements for a free docent-led tour of our indoor and outdoor exhibits.


The Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum promotes learning, understanding, diversity and creativity. History, math, science and more come to life through engagement with artifacts from our diverse region.