Underground Gold Miners Museum
Bringing the world of California's underground gold miners to light...
LOCAL HISTORY WANTED
Photographs, memorabilia, artifacts and stories indiginous to the Alleghany area and especially related to mining are eagerly sought for our collection. For instructions on scanning photos please look under "articles", or we will scan your photos for you and provide you with a copy (CD) in exchange for sharing. Please email or call if you have items to donate. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Thank you!
Because of our remote location and lack of drive-through traffic the museum is open by appointment or during special events. Event dates are posted here.
Bring your group or club to the museum for a unique local history presentation including information on the local mines and geology.
For reservations please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 530-287-3330.
Museum exhibits include local geology, the history of the town of Alleghany, the Alleghany mining district and the Sixteen to One Mine.
The museum gift shop features gold-laced quartz specimens and jewelry from the Sixteen to One Mine as well as souvenirs, books, maps, geology specimens and t-shirts.
Historical photos and other information can be viewed by clicking on the "Articles" link at the top of this page.
Underground Gold Miners Museum (UGMM) exists to:
· Tell the stories of the underground gold miners of California
UGMM fulfills this mission by:
· Collecting artifacts, photos and stories related to the Alleghany Mining District
. Providing educational access to an active gold mining district in California
· Public outreach via this web-site, presentations and printed media
Located in a livery stable (circa. 1900) that later served as the town's General Store for over 50 years, Underground Gold Miners of California Museum is a 501 (c) (3) educational non-profit corporation incorporated in the State of California in 1995.
Please become a member.
Membership form & benefit information under "membership" top right.
Special thanks to the memory of Nik and Heidi Goetschi for our first bequest!