Steam-up/Powerhouse Demo #3

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!   

Friday in the Pines #2 John Pemberton

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

Live music by traditional country artist John Pemberton! John Pemberton has been playing music since the tender age of 5 and performing since age 10, when he and his parents began playing at venues throughout the Fresno area as a family band. A skilled guitarist and singer, Pemberton branched out on his own, getting his start as a country and gospel musician at local joints like the Red Caboose Café. Pemberton describes his style as traditional country. He performs songs popularized by artists like George Strait, Merle Haggard and Alan Jackson, and says he occasionally throws in a Blake Shelton…

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!   

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…

Friday in the Pines #4 – Cab Street Band

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…

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…