Historical crafts come alive during Heritage Day 2020 at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park on Sunday, October 10 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Youngsters’ eyes are opened to the Pioneer (circa 1870’s) lifestyle, an era before internet and smart phones. For the mature crowd, it’s an opportunity to remember stories told by ancestors and historians. For all, it is a hands-on experience with teachers dressed in period costumes.Among the items participants can make are candles, doll-making using native materials, branding cedar rounds and the lost art of calligraphy. Additional exhibits include blacksmithing, brand designing, rope-making, shave and curl, shingle making, two-man saw…
The annual 12 Days of Christmas craft fair is held on various days in December. Check back later for the specific dates. The museum will have a booth selling items from our gift shop, t-shirts, hats, books on the history of the area, etc. This is a great opportunity to support the museum and to buy gifts for family and friends.
The museum will close for the season on October 31st. We will have a work day to prepare the buildings and exhibits for winter. Please contact the museum for more information. Any and all help is appreciated.Thanks to all who visited the museum and those who helped out at any events.We look forward to next year and, for those interested, don't forget about the winter blacksmith workshops.
The museum hosts an October Harvest Dinner to honor seniors in the community. Everybody is welcome.
The museum's annual Pioneer Day highlights the life and customs of people from the mid to late 1800s. Some of the demonstrations and activities we have had are Dutch Oven cooking, Civil War reenactors, antique wagons, horse drawn wagon rides, quilting displays, old time music and blacksmith demonstrations. Food and drinks are also available for purchase. The schedule changes every year so join us in October for a fun day at the museum.
The museum will again have an entry in the Intermountain Fair Parade. Contact the museum if you would like to help construct the float and then come out on Sunday to enjoy the parade.
The Golden Anniversary dinner is held each year during the Intermountain Fair in McArthur, CA. This dinner is put on by the museum to honor those couples in the Intermountain area who have been married at least 50 years. The public is welcome to attend.
Our Ice Cream Social is our way of thanking the community for their continued support. There is no charge for the ice cream and toppings although donations are welcome and very much appreciated. We will try to provide some live entertainment so come to the Round Barn at the museum and enjoy the ice cream.
The McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta is a three day event held in McCloud, CA. This year the dates are July 23rd through July 25th. There will be logging displays and other events celebrating the history of McCloud.This is not a Fort Crook Historical Society event but Tom Ricker will be there with his horses and one of the museums wagons to help raise money for the museum and the wagon restoration fund. We can always use help manning the information booth for the museum.
The annual yard sale will be held at the Round Barn Friday, April 23th and Saturday, April 24th. The sale will be open from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM both days. Donations may be dropped off at the Round Barn: Tuesdays April 6, 13, 20, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursdays April 1, 8, 15 from 3 PM to 5 PM We look forward to seeing you that weekend. Show up early on the days of the yard sale to get great deals on tools, household items and much more. Thank you for your support.
The museum will open for the summer on Saturday May 1. We ask that all visitors follow safe practices as outlined in the state Covid-19 guidelines. Please wash your hands with soap & water or use hand sanitizer or wipes which will be available at the museum. Please try to keep a 6 foot distance between visitors. Above all, please enjoy your visit to the museum and feel free to ask the curator or docents any questions you have about the exhibits or the history of the area. The Fort Crook Museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00…
The annual board of directors meeting will be held at the museum on Sunday May 16th starting at 2:00pm. We will count the ballots submitted for the election of the board of directors. This year we will have a special presentation to honor Billy Mason who passed away in April. Billy was one of the most active members of the Society. He was always available to help out and took on several projects on his own. Please join us to commemorate his life and his many contributions to the museum.
On Memorial Day weekend the Pit River Pioneers host the annual Shelly Creek Rendezvous. This is a great opportunity to learn about the pre-1840s fur trade era, including black powder shooting, tomahawk & knife throwing and other pioneer skills.This event is a fund raiser for the Historical Society so come out and enjoy the fun and food.Location:Dee Knoch Ranch43877 Dee Knoch RoadFall River Mills, CA 96028Contact the museum for more information.
The Fort Crook Historical Society earns money by helping support the Fall River Century bike ride. Join us on Friday July 16th to help set up for the rest stops by filling drink coolers with water and energy drink. On Saturday we clean the drink coolers and ice chests after the ride and put away the tables and chairs after the post ride meal. We will meet at Ingram Hall at the Intermountain Fairgrounds at 3:00pm on Friday and at 3:30pm on Saturday.