Friday, August 3, 2012

Heritage Trail

It's time once again for the biggest museum event in Placer County. 18 Museums from Roseville to Tahoe will open their doors all weekend to intrepid museum goers. Admission is free, and each museum has special events many of which you can only enjoy during this weekend.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Stories and S'mores

Campfire stories are fun! Do you remember sitting around a campfire listening to a great story? Whether it’s the long, embarrassing story your Dad told about your first bicycle accident or the ghost story your Uncle told that kept you up all night, stories have been, and continue to be, an important form of communication. For thousands of years, stories have been told to impart information, teach valuable life lessons, and enhance one’s understanding of their culture. If you would like to learn more about the history of storytelling and to hear a few good ol’ yarns, please join us on July 7th at 8:00 pm on the Bernhard Museum grounds for Campfire Storytelling.

This Placer County Museums Community Education program is FREE! No ghost stories will be told, so parents are encouraged to bring their children. You may either sit on the grass or you can bring your own blanket or lawn chair to sit on. And yes, we will roast marshmallows and make S’mores! The program will last about two hours.

The Bernhard Museum is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road. For more information, please contact: 530-889-6500.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Come Jump into Summer!

Take a step back in time with your whole family for a taste of yesteryear’s summertime fun!

Join us at the Bernhard Museum for our Jump into Summer program. We will have 19th century children's games, Living History crafts, kid-friendly tours of the Bernhard House, and hand-cranked ice cream.

Bring your family on Saturday, June 9th anytime between 10:00 and 12:00  

This program is FREE!

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

Petroglyphs, an Archaeologist’s Perspective

Please join us on May 12th at 1:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Museum Winery for our next Community Education Program: Petroglyphs, an Archaeologist’s Perspective. Tahoe National Forest Archaeologist, Nolan Smith will treat you to a series of images of Petroglyphs recorded by archaeologists working near all three main forks of the American River.

What are Petroglyphs? They are the patterns of lines and images carved into stone. Unlike pictographs, which are images drawn or painted onto a rock’s surface, Petroglyphs are created by removing part of the rock itself.

Who created them? Why were they created? What do they mean? We don’t have all the answers to these questions, but Nolan will share his knowledge and insights about Petroglyphs through an informative PowerPoint presentation.

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


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What the Heck is That?

Wondrous and Mysterious Objects from our Collection
Have you ever wondered what strange, unique objects lurk in boxes on some of the shelves in a museum’s collections storage facility? Each museum has their share of objects that are odd in nature or are tied to a dark aspect of history. Because of this, many of these types of objects are rarely put on display. Well, now you have a chance to see some of the objects we have in our collection that are definitely on the weird side.

Please join us on Sunday, March 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the Bernhard Museum Winery for this FREE Community Education Program. Curator of Collections, Kasia Woroniecka will introduce each object she brought from collections storage for the program and will discuss how the Placer County Museums collects and preserves objects.

The Bernhard Museum Winery is located at 291 Auburn-Folsom Road in Auburn. There is limited seating available for this program and it is on a first come, first served basis.

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Hidden Wonder of the World

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 Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 on the second floor of the Bernhard Museum Winery. He will follow 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.