Category CSHS Articles

Self-guided Museum Tour and Map

Current State of California public health guidelines permit us to welcome visitors to our outdoor exhibits. We hope you will enjoy exploring the museum grounds and learning about the history of our area, while maintaining safe social distancing practices. Museum events and access to indoor spaces will resume as soon as possible. Our restrooms are currently closed to the public.

Phineas Loucks and Markwood Meadow

This is a story about Phineas Loucks. Phineas Loucks (1845 - 1891) was a beekeeper and shake maker who moved his family into the mountains in nineteenth - century Fresno County, into what would soon become the Sierra National Forest. Loucks also achieved some notoriety for some unusual circumstances of his life as a result of that move.

Plants of the Sierra- The Snow Plant

One of many native Sierra Nevada plants of interest is the Snow plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) The vibrant red color is stunning, the conical shape is unique, and it is a forerunner of spring flowers that will soon follow. The  Snow…