Thursday, June 1, 2017

Heritage Trail History Scavenger Hunt!


This year we're adding something new to the Heritage Trail - A history Scavenger Hunt for students!  Prizes include a 8 inch Samsung Galaxy tablet, a Kindle Fire and backpacks filled with school supplies!

The Scavenger Hunt is open to ALL students - Public school, private school or home schooled.


The Scavenger Hunts are broke into two different grade levels: 1st-5th & 6th-12th for the 2017/18 school year and three different regions - Foothills/Auburn, Mountain and Valley/Western Placer.

To download the instructions and any of the Scavenger Hunts, please go to www.placer.ca.gov/museums and scroll down to the box that's labeled "Heritage Trail Museums Tour".


Heritage Trail Scavenger Hunt Instructions

Each question is tied to a particular museum.  When you find the answer or the object for the question, have the docent stamp your Scavenger Hunt in the box for that museum*.  Although each Scavenger Hunt has ten questions, you only need to complete seven questions.  Once you have seven questions answered, write your name, address and telephone number on the Scavenger Hunt. You may turn your completed Scavenger Hunt into the last museum you visited.  In order to qualify for the drawing, you must turn in your completed Scavenger Hunt by Sunday, September 3rd at 4:00 pm. The scavenger hunt is open to all students.

You don’t have to visit participating museums on their Heritage Trail day – you can visit any of them during their regular hours through the summer (please visit our blog to see the full schedule and each museum’s regular hours of operation: www.theheritagetrail.blogspot.com ). 

You can also pick up Trail Guides & Scavenger Hunts at any participating museum including: the Placer County Museum (101 Maple Street in Auburn); the Maidu Museum & Historic Site (1970 Johnson Ranch Drive in Roseville); and the Gatekeepers Museum (130 West Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City).

You can only play one scavenger hunt at a time, but once you turn in one you can play another.

Parents and Guardians: You may give as much help as your child needs to complete their Scavenger Hunt.

*Note: If for any reason a docent is unable to stamp your Scavenger Hunt, please let the next museum know or call 530-889-6500 and we’ll make sure you get the stamp you are missing.

Prizes:
6th – 12th Grades Grand Prize: 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tablet
6th – 12th Grades Second Prize: Gender-Neutral Backpack full of school supplies
6th – 12th Grades Third Prize: Gender-Neutral Backpack with school supplies

1st – 5th Grades Grand Prize: Kindle Fire Tablet
1st – 5th Grades Second Prize: Gender-Neutral Backpack full of school supplies
1st – 5th Grades Third Prize: Gender-Neutral Backpack with school supplies


The drawing will take place September 14th and winners will be contacted within two days.


For questions, please call 530-889-6500 or email: museums@placer.ca.gov


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Are you ready to Jump into Summer?

Join us at the Bernhard Museum for some good old-fashioned summertime fun!

Bring the whole family! Step back in time with us for traditional games—sack races, pick-up sticks and 3-legged races. Fashion dolls from scraps of fabric, string and odds and ends. Enjoy kid-friendly tours of the historic Bernhard home.


Come dressed in period costume if you like, or borrow from our closet to pose for your own photos in this historic setting. Be sure to grab a copy of our Living History biscuit recipe along with a free bag of hand-ground wheat flour. And, of course, don’t miss the classic taste of summer—yummmmy—hand-cranked ice cream!


 And it’s all FREE! 

Saturday, June 20th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. 

The Bernhard Museum is located at 291 Auburn-Folsom Road in Auburn. For more information, please call 530-889-6506.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Contemporary Views of the First Transcontinental Railroad

Please join us at the Bernhard Museum Winery on November 8th at 1:00 pm for a free program: Contemporary Views of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Professor Richard Koenig has photographed all sections of the original line that first connected east and west in 1869. Overtime, sections of the line were rerouted, but Professor Koenig preserved these lost remnants with his camera. He will present his photographs by PowerPoint.


The Bernhard Museum is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road. Please call 530-889-6500 for more information.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Jump Into Summer!


 

Bring the whole family! Step back in time with us for traditional games—sack races, pick-up sticks and horseshoes. Fashion dolls from scraps of fabric, string and odds and ends. Enjoy kid-friendly tours of the historic Bernhard home.

Come dressed in period costume if you like, or borrow from our closet to pose for your own photos in this historic setting. Be sure to grab a copy of our Living History biscuit recipe along with a free bag of hand-ground wheat flour. And, of course, don’t miss the classic taste of summer—yummmmy—hand-cranked ice cream!

And it’s all FREE!

 Saturday, June 21st, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and noon.

The Bernhard Museum is located at 291 Auburn-Folsom Road in Auburn. For more information, please call 530-889-6506.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jump into Summer ~ 19th Century Kid’s Games

Help us kick off our favorite season with a fun romp through history!


Bring your family to the Bernhard Museum
on Saturday, June 21st anytime between 10:00 am and noon. We will have period games, Living History crafts, kid-friendly tours of the Bernhard House, and hand-cranked ice cream. We will also have period costumes you can put on for a great photo opportunity.

 The West family will provide music with kitchen band instruments that you can play, too! Take a step back in time with your whole family for a taste of yesteryear’s summertime fun!

The Bernhard Museum is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. For more information, please call 530-889-6500. This program is FREE!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hidden Wonder of the World: The Transcontinental Railroad from Sacramento to Donner Summit

The Transcontinental Railroad has long been a source of wonder and awe. Documentary filmmaker Bill George will present his 30 minute film on the Transcontinental Railroad from Sacramento to Donner Summit on Friday, November 22nd at 6:30 pm on the second floor of the Bernhard Museum Winery. He will follow up with a brief presentation on the history of the railroad and the making of the film.

Please join us for this FREE program to learn more about this significant local, state, and national event.

The Bernhard Museum Winery is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn.

For more information, please call 530-889-6500.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Come get the scoop on an often overlooked man in our local history at the presentation, "Jean Baptiste Charbonneau Returns to Auburn." You know him as the little guy on the dollar coin, but his connections to Auburn remain unknown to most. You can remedy this oversight on October 13th at the Auburn Veteran's Memorial Hall at 2:00pm.