It’s a first for Miners Foundry |

It’s a first for Miners Foundry

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is hosting its first Open House on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Docents will tell the story of the former industrial building, now a place where dozens of social and entertainment events take place each year. It has been in its current location for nearly 150 years.

Historically speaking, Miners Foundry is a true gem, a county treasure. It played a huge role in the days of the gold rush, helping Nevada County become the greatest gold-producing region of the entire world. In a sidebar, mining equipment preservationist, Mike Nevius, tells of the Pelton Wheel’s contribution to this history. A working wheel will power a two-stamp mill at the open house.

Food (ice cream and Teresita’s Haute Tamales) and singing by the Cornish Choir complete the day.

The foundry is at 325 Spring St. in Nevada City and may be reached at (530)265-5040 and

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