From a City of Oroville Press Release
The Pioneer Memorial Museum will host its annual holiday open house this Saturday, November 18th from noon until 4:00 P.M. This annual event sponsored by the City of Oroville Docents has become a tradition not to miss. A beautiful decorated Christmas tree will grace the vaulted fireplace room just inside the entrance, refreshments will be served, and Santa Claus will be in attendance with special gifts for all the little visitors. The gift shop will also be open for finding stocking stuffer treasures. The event is free and includes the opportunity to explore all that this incredible museum has to offer.
Driving by the museum, which is located at 2332 Montgomery Street, one might wonder what it has to offer behind it’s scant non-descript entry. However, once inside, the attention to detail, the nostalgic creaking floors, and the attractive displays will transform you back to a less hurried time that is certain to add to your holiday experience.
The City of Oroville Docents continue to provide detailed attention to this cherished museum which first opened in 1932. Originally built as a replica of a 49ers cabin, over time it has been expanded to two levels containing over 6000 square feet of interesting items that illustrate the lives of Oroville’s early pioneers.
Mark your calendar for this outstanding, traditional, and free event. Please call the City of Oroville Parks and Trees Department at (530) 538-2401 with questions or visit the city website at www.cityoforoville.org. The Pioneer Memorial Museum is located next door to the Veteran’s Memorial Hall. Take time to also visit the inspirational Oroville Veterans’ Memorial Park and the newly completed memorial wall.