20,000 artifacts, 7,000 photos at Sutter County’s Community Memorial Museum

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Sutter County Community Memorial Museum Director/Curator Jessica Hougen addressed the South Yuba County Sunrise Rotary Club this morning. The museum, although located in Sutter County, preserves history of the entire Sutter-Yuba region. It is currently conducting an inventory of its 20,000 historic artifacts and 7,000 photos depicting the region’s history, dating back to pre-contact with the Native Maidu. 

Sutter County’s Community Memorial Museum opened in 1975 on land donated by the Harter Family. Today, it is home to 20,000 historic artifacts and 7,000 photos depicting the Sutter-Yuba region’s rich history.

Director/Curator Jessica Hougen addressed the South Yuba County Sunrise Rotary Club this morning, describing the unique permanent exhibits at the museum, plans for updating some of the oldest exhibits, regular children’s programs (including showing the movie “A Night At The Museum”), the current temporary exhibit on hunting in Sutter and Yuba counties, and how the museum was recently featured in an episode of the KVIE 6 PBS show, “Rob On The Road: Marvelous Museums.” You can view that episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rcxywlDR2Q

Hougen is especially excited about an upcoming program at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, where a falconer will bring six of the raptors to the park behind the museum (1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City) to demonstrate their hunting skills. Should be a fabulous opportunity for everyone, especially for kids.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.

You can follow the museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Community-Memorial-Museum-of-Sutter-County-154950013615/

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