Discovery Day showcases five historical museums |

Discovery Day showcases five historical museums

Carol Feineman

Five historical museums in Grass Valley and Nevada City will be showcased Saturday during the third annual Nevada County Museum Discovery Day. Venues have displays ranging from the Gold Rush era, Native American history and trains to the animal species found locally.

Participating this year are the Grass Valley Museum (410 S. Church St.) and the North Star Powerhouse, Mining & Pelton Wheel Museum (S. Mill Street at Allison Ranch Road), both in Grass Valley; and the Imaginarium of Nevada County (Ridge Road and Nevada City Highway), Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum (5 Kidder Court at Bost Avenue) and the Firehouse No. 1 Museum (214 Main St.) in Nevada City.

Museum Day is for all ages; children will be eligible to win prizes at each museum.

The event is sponsored by the five participating museums, Superintendent of Schools office, Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.

Free “passport” map brochures are available through the museums and at area chambers of commerce. Or call the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce at 273-4667 or the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 for a passport which is good for free admission to the museums Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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