Museums

Indian Valley Museum, Taylorsville

The Indian Valley Museum was established in 1973 to preserve the history of Indian Valley and the surrounding area. This history includes that of the Native Americans, early settlers, miners, ranchers, loggers, and the towns and settlements of the region.
The museum houses more than 1,000 artifacts representing the period from the 1860s through 1940. Over 600 pictures are on display showing early life in the valley. Mannequins wearing clothing typical of the late 1800s are seated in a restored surrey. Collections of Maidu Indian baskets, arrowheads and artifacts are displayed. Detailed explanations are posted throughout, giving the visitor an insight into the purpose and use of the various tools and implements and into the lives of the early inhabitants. Outside of the museum, there are exhibits of large mining, logging and farming equipment. http://www.indianvalley.net/iv-museum/
Admission is free.

Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum, Greenville

The Greenville Cy Hall Memorial Museum is now open in the 1877 Bransford-McIntyre Dry Goods warehouse, one of the few remaining original buildings in Greenville. The museum opened in July of 2010. The building and property were donated to the community by Evelyn Hall, wife of the late Cy Hall. Cy served as Fire Chief in Greenville for over 50 years, and it was his dream to one day build a museum in the community. We are proud to see this dream come true.
The museum does have displays that depict the mining and logging history of the area dating back to the mid-1800's. The major displays change annually and feature memorabilia from different eras and subjects. Check the Facebook page for current updates.
Future plans include displays for local ranching and farming, Native American artifacts, local Chinese history, railroading, and the history of the Plumas National Forest.
The museum's rennovation has just been recently completed. Docents have created an historic walking tour of downtown Greenville, with brochures available in businesses and sign boards with pictures and descriptions on each historic building depicted in the brochure.