Special Events at Maidu Museum & Historic Site

Night Out at the Museum - August 15, 2015

Please join us for a Night Out at the Museum on Saturday, August 15, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Film showing of "Rush for Gold: The Untold Stories of the Gold Rush."  Shelly Covert, Tribal Council Secretary of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe and Executive Director of the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP), will share further insights about the Nisenan and the processes of making the film. Rush for Gold is a short documentary film that features the Nisenan Indians of the Nevada City Rancheria. The film talks about the Gold Rush era but also features the seldom heard voice of the Nisenan people who met the gold epidemic head on. Download event flyer here. Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available. 
Current Museum Exhibits:
Zents Gallery & Indigenous Art Gallery: "She Sang Me a Good Luck Song" - a retrospective exhibit of award-winning photographer Dugan Aguilar. Book and prints available for sale.

Saturday, August 15 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

8th Annual Heritage Trail Museums Tour - August 15 & 16, 2015
All Ages
The Maidu Museum & Historic Site will be open extended hours this weekend and will offer free admission and free guided tours at 10am and 1pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy our contemporary art galleries and interactive exhibits inside the museum. Walk outside along the 5/8 mile trail through the ancient Nisenan Maidu site to see petroglyphs, bedrock mortar holes and native plants and animals. Children can pound acorns, make a beaded bracelet and try the scavenger hunt all for free.

We are one of 20 different Placer County museums from Roseville to Tahoe who are opening their doors free of charge. Join the museums tour and get a better understanding of Placer county's rich and colorful history. For more information on the participating museums visit the Heritage Trail website.

Free Shuttle Service on Saturday between the 7 valley museums (Maidu Museum, Roseville Telephone Museum, Roseville Fire Museum, Carnegie Museum, Lincoln Area Archives, Griffith Quarry, and Rocklin History Museum) will begin at 10:30am at the Maidu Museum. Shuttles will run about every 45 minutes until the 5:00pm final stop at the Maidu Museum.

Saturday, August 15 & 16 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 774-5934

CampfiresEvery 3rd Friday, April through October
All Ages
Storytelling has been an important part of Native American culture for thousands of years. Sit under the stars at our outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire. We’ll provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet program’s end to this fun family event. Museum doors open at 7pm. Program starts at 7:30pm.

4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/17
7pm - 8:30pm
Fee: $5/person, $16/family of four, Under 2 are Free.

 Night Out at the Museum
Please join us every 3rd Saturday, January through November from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a FREE “Night Out at the Museum”, part of the 3rd Saturday Art Walk. Museum doors open at 6:30pm. Cultural programs start at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available. 

2015 Upcoming Shows:
"Indians Irony and Identity" curated by Judith Lowry, Charley Burns, Native American Youth Art Show, Great Basin Native Artists Collective, Dugan Aguilar, Dal Castro, and the third annual “Calling All Coyotes” show.

Every 3rd Saturday, January through November, from 6:30pm-8:30pm