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3rd Annual Heritage Trail – Placer County museums tour this weekend

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Are you looking for a fun family adventure that celebrates Placer County’s rich history? Then travel the 2010 Heritage Trail on Saturday and Sunday which features 19 museums from Roseville to North Lake Tahoe. Admission is free and all the sites are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

This year the tour looks to be better than ever with most museums offering new and fun activities including Indian games and crafts, sack races and 19th century games, gold panning, historic town tours, granite splitting demonstrations and more. Many museums will also offer fun food and beverages such as cookies, hand-churned ice cream, root beer floats, Indian flat bread and lemonade.

Don’t forget to pick up your Get Up & Go card at the first museum you visit. After having it stamped at four different museums you will be eligible to win one of three grand prizes.

Three bus tours are being offered this year. Two of the tours depart from and return to the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.

The Saturday tour, Discover the Mountains, will stop at the Big Bend Visitor Center, Golden Drift Museum, Colfax Area Heritage Museum, and the Forest Hill Divide Museum.

The Sunday tour, Explore the Valley, stops at the Griffith Quarry Museum, Maidu Museum, Roseville Historical Society Carnegie Museum, Roseville Telephone Museum and the Rocklin Historical Society Museum. This year Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery will take your lunch order, box it up and bring it to the bus for you! Call them at (530) 823-2233 to place your order.

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This year for the first time a Mountain-Lake Bus Tour is being offered on Saturday. It will leave from the Sugar Bowl parking area on Donner Pass Road. The stops include the Donner Summit Historical Society Museum, Western SkiSport Museum, and the Gatekeeper’s Museum and Watson Cabin in Tahoe City. All passengers on this tour will need to bring a sack lunch.

Call (530) 889-6500 to reserve your spot on any of the three bus tours. They fill up fast.

This is a terrific opportunity to invite friends and relatives to tour the county museums and learn about Placer County’s remarkable history. For the most up to date information visit http://www.TheHeritageTrail.blogspot.com or call (530) 889-6500.

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