Sierra Voices #3 Black Bart – the Gentleman Bandit

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

Presentation Summary - Black Bart – the Gentleman Bandit who robbed 28 Wells Fargo stages between 1875 and 1883. Who was this masked man, how’d he do it, and what became of him? Catch this in-person Sierra Voices presentation on Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 pm. Rumor has it Black Bart might grant us a personal appearance. Speaker - Steve Merrill, a retired Special Education teacher for Fresno County Office of Education and Harley rider, has been enthralled with history for several decades.  His shelves are brimming over with history books on the Civil War, the conflicts of the Old West,…

Annual Ice Cream Social

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

Ice Cream is on us! This event is Sponsored by our wonderful v.e.s.t. group In addition to FREE Ice Cream, we will have the Sierra Steamers and the San Joaquin Valley Antique Flywheelers here in our parking offering live demonstrations as well as a live demonstration of our very own Powerhouse. Effective March 1, 2022  Fresno County Guidelines "Strong Recommendation" that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking  

San Joaquin Valley Antique Flywheelers

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

We are excited to have back again with us this year, San Joaquin Valley Antique Flywheelers, EDGETA Branch 63 from Clovis, CA (Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association) They have become a regular part of our Annual Ice Cream Social Day, and we are excited to have them once again be part of this fun-filled day. They will be bringing with them several of their displays, fun for all ages.

Steam-up/Powerhouse Demo #4

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

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!   

5:00 BOD Meeting @ CSHS Media Room

Effective March 1, 2022 , Fresno County Guidelines, strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking.

Friday in the Pines #3 Raizin Kane

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

Classic Rock and Roll by Raizin Kane Band Learn more about Raizin Kane here: https://www.facebook.com/RaiZin-Kane-Fresno-101728077998962/ The amphitheater is a perfect venue for picnicking and relaxing while listening to great music. Chairs, blankets, food and drinks will continue to be welcomed. Our concerts have brought to our Shaver community some great talent, are always fun, and continue to have FREE admission. General seating will begin at 4:00 pm.  If you are interested in early seating for a small fee, call the museum at 559-841-4478 for more information. This program is supported solely by your generous donations. ARTIST DONATIONS ARE VERY MUCH…

10:00 am Hikes for History #2-Dinkey Creek to Pine Logging Camp

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

Hike Leader -Meg Tallberg Hike Description: This is an easy to moderate 3/4 mile hike from the Dinkey Creek Store to the Pine Logging Camp.  We will wend our way thru. the forest & next to a lovely creek before arriving at the logging camp.  We will tour the camp & learn a little bit about its’ history. After returning to the store we can picnic by the creek and learn a little bit about the truss bridge that crosses the creek near the store. Unfortunately, dogs will no longer be allowed on Hikes (Service Animals only) Hikers should meet in…

Folklore Webinar Series – Joaquin Murrieta

Online Event

The California Gold Rush of 1849 and 1850 produced many colorful characters. Since then, many have been idolized, lionized, and vilified. None more so than Joaquin Murrieta. Some claim he was a fictional character, or a Robin Hood of the Gold Fields, or a ruthless killer preying on the weak and undefended. One Hundred-Seventy years have passed since the purported head of this mysterious bandito was shown up and down California, but the debates about the truth of Joaquin Murrieta rage on today, much as the cries for his elimination reverberated throughout the Sierra then. Register Here

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23rd Annual Black Pot Cook-off

Annual CSHS Member's Event in coordination with Shaver Lake Fishing Club Advanced Ticket Purchase Required (Information to purchase will be available soon)23rd Annual Black Pot Cookoff at the Shaver Lake Fishing Club Chimney2:00 pm High Sierra Black Pot Cookers start their Dutch OvensEnjoy Live Blue Grass music, Hors 'd oeuvres and refreshments throughout the afternoon6:00 pm, Dinner is servedDonations help to grow the museums Building and Exhibit Fund to share our rich history and exhibit the any renewable resources for future generations.If you are not a Member of the CSHS and would like to get more information about this amazing…

Friday in the Pines #4 – Cab Street Band – RESCHEDULED

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

Cab Street Band   Playing an exciting variety of music that includes originals and re-made covers of old and new. From Etta and Cash to Amy and Lizzo, in our very own funky, bluezz, jazzy style. Learn more about Cab Street Band here: https://www.cabstreetband.com/ The amphitheater is a perfect venue for picnicking and relaxing while listening to great music. Chairs, blankets, food and drinks will continue to be welcomed. Our concerts have brought to our Shaver community some great talent, are always fun, and continue to have FREE admission. General seating will begin at 4:00 pm.  If you are interested…

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!