Buffalo Soldier Encampment at the Museum of the Sierra

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Buffalo Soldier educators from the Buffalo Soldier Mounted Cavalry Unit, based in Three Rivers, CA will have an encampment of tents that re-create a 19th Century U.S. military bivouac. Representatives in historically accurate uniforms will educate and inform the public about the challenges and contributions of segregated African American troops on the American frontier. Educators will speak with the public and have period replicas to accurately depict the life of a 19th Century soldier. Between 1891 and 1913, Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks were the home to, and patrolled by, troopers from the 24th Infantry and 9th Cavalry. These men…

Sierra Voices #4 – Creek Fire: What do we want our forest to look like, and who is we?

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Presentation Summary - Our Forest is gone - who lost? I have heard several people say that now ‘the burn doesn’t look too bad it is turning green’.  But what is really happening, what did we really lose, what does it matter, and when will the area be back to ‘normal’. Speaker - John R. Mount worked for Southern California Edison for 31 years, managing the company’s 20,000 acres of private land surrounding Shaver Lake. He has a total of 57 years in forest management starting with the Forest Service and then 15 years in private practice. John has received…

Friday in the Pines #5 GillyGirls Band

The GillyGirls Band Back again at this years Friday in the Pines Concert Series, we are happy to welcome The GillyGirls Band. The Gilly Girls are a local family made up of two sets of twins, Savannah & Morgan and Hailey & Jillian. They enjoy playing bluegrass, southern gospel and old-time string band music. Their music includes mandolin, fiddle, base, guitar, banjo, singing and even an occasional song with yodeling. These young ladies offer something unique!. For more information, please visit  The GillyGirlsBandThe amphitheater is a perfect venue for picnicking and relaxing while listening to great music. Chairs, blankets, food and…

10:00am Hikes for History #3 – Huntington Lake Trail & Billy Creek

Hike Leaders: Doug & Debbie Koerper Hike Description: An easy hike with little elevation change around Huntington Lake to Billy Creek Museum. Approximately 2 1/2 miles one way with vehicles available for those that do not want to hike back to Lakeshore. The hike will include information about the Ward Tunnel and completion of the Hydro Project. Tours of the Museum are also available, if schedule permits Hikers can pack lunch or have lunch at Huntington Lake Resort. Unfortunately, dogs will no longer be allowed on Hikes (Service Animals only) Hikers should meet in the museum's parking lot by 10:00 a.m.…

Steam-up/Powerhouse Demo #5

Beginning at 10:00 am the Sierra Steamers offer a free demonstration of a "Steam-Up", a 1905 Dolbeer Steam Donkey located in the Museum's Parking Lot. Bring the kids and let them blow the whistle. Kids of "ALL" ages will enjoy this demonstration!At 12:00 pm come witness a live demonstration in our Redinger Powerhouse, the only fully functioning demonstration powerhouse in the world on museum property that can generate electricity! 

9:00 Docent (Final) & 10:15 v.e.s.t. Meetings

Meetings are always the 2nd Friday of the month (some exceptions apply, it's always best to check the calendar for any changes).9:00 am begins our monthly Docent meeting. 10:15 am begins our monthly v.e.s.t. meeting. All meetings are located in the CSHS Media Room.*If you are not yet a v.e.s.t or Docent Member and are interested in possibly joining our team of volunteers, please consider attending one of our meetings and find out how you can help.  Effective March 1, 2022  Fresno County Guidelines "Strong Recommendation" that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking

Sierra Voices #5 Deer & Mountain Lion Population

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Title - The North Kings Deer Herd Project Presentation Summary - Speaker Don Neal will discuss the North Kings Deer Herd Project. A ten year study to try and find out why the deer population went from 20,000 to less than 10,000 in just a few years. Was it the Mountain Lion? How about cattle grazing? This will be a discussion on what truly affects deer and their health and existence. Speaker - Don Neal was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from High School and Junior College in San Fernando valley. He spent three years in the…

Cone Harvesting Workday

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Central Sierra ResiliencyFund's Seedlings of Hope program and its partners will be hosting a cone harvesting workday at the Museum of the Sierra. Volunteers will assist CSRF in collecting seeds from Ponderosa, Jeffrey, and Sugar pinecones. These seeds will be sown at local nurseries in an effort to continue our reforestation efforts within the Fresno County footprint of the CreekFire. Lunch and water will be provided. Closed-toeshoes, long pants, gloves, and sun protection are required. For additional info and to RSVP email rfvolunteers@sierrahistorical.org

Lagers With Loggers

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Join the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund and the Museum of the Sierra for our Lagers with Loggers fundraiser on October 1, 2022, beginning at 4:30 PM! This event features a panel of forest resource management experts, loggers, foresters, and ecologists, discussing the Sierra over beers provided by Tioga-Sequoia. You’ll also get updates on the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund’s efforts over the last year. Tickets to the event include one drink and dinner by Duck Haus (the Mad Duck’s food truck) for just $25! Doors open at 4:30 PM at the Museum of the Sierra in Shaver Lake. Bring the family…

Sierra Voices #6 The History of Volunteer Fire Fighting & Creek Fire Recovery

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

The History of Volunteer Fire Fighting & Creek Fire Recovery Presentation Summary: Speaker James Parr will discuss firefighting efforts during the Creek Fire, focusing on the many volunteer fire departments in the Shaver Lake and foothill areas.  Including the devastation felt by the homeowners who lost everything, what is being done to prevent future disasters, and where we are with rebuilding the communities. Speaker - James Parr: James and his wife Janet bought property in the Shaver Lake area in 2000, permanently moving to the area in 2009.  This was a life goal, to leave the city and live in…

Board of Director’s Meeting – Open to the Public

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Topic: CSHS BOD Meeting Time: Nov. 16, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Location: Museum of the Sierra Media Room OR Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5598414478 Meeting ID: 559 841 4478 One tap mobile +16694449171,,5598414478# US +17193594580,,5598414478# US Dial by your location +1 669 444 9171 US +1 719 359 4580 US +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 386 347 5053 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)…

Children’s Holiday Crafts

Museum of the Sierra 42642 Tollhouse Rd, shaver lake, CA

Please join us for this FREE Children's Holiday Crafts event, sponsored by v.e.s.t. on Saturday, November 26th! Crafts will be available for children of all ages and include: Pine Cone Bird Feeder Paper Chain Garland Rudolph with a red tootsie pop nose All supplies will be furnished. Weather permitting!  

Board of Directors Meeting – Open to the Public

Topic: CSHS BOD Meeting Time: Dec. 15, 2022 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Location: Museum of the Sierra Media Room OR Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5598414478 Meeting ID: 559 841 4478 One tap mobile +16694449171,,5598414478# US +17193594580,,5598414478# US Dial by your location +1 669 444 9171 US +1 719 359 4580 US +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 309 205 3325 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 386 347 5053 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)…