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Curator Jayne Primrose invites you to take a peak at the history of Canyon City and Grant County!

Exhibits include a focus on the lives of the pioneers who first came to the area included in Grant County.  Represented are the Native Americans, the miners who discovered "GOLD" in 1862, the pioneers and settlers who followed, the Chinese who came to work the gold fields.  Life sized mannequins who represent some of those famous people add personality to the collections.   Shown are the tools these people worked with, the guns with which they fought and hunted, the twisted ropes used to bring justice to the frontier town.  There are gold mining artifacts, Chineses artifacts, three large rock collections and much, much more.

Beyond the "old relics," there are extensive ephemera files of old newspaper clippings, letters and paper items.  The photo files are home to about 5,000 old photgraphs.  The museum educates and entertains visitors, provides information for genealogy buffs and would-be authors.  Outside stands Joaquin Miller's cabin and the Greenhorn Jail.  Miller was known as the "Poet of the Sierra's" and also served as one of Grant County's earliest county judges, however was best known as a very colorful part of the early population of Canyon City.

Come and visit "Where History Comes Alive!"

Location:
Just two miles south of  intersection Highway 26 and Highway 395 you will find a vast collection of items depicting the history of the area.

Season and Admission:
Open May 15 through September 30
Monday - Saturday
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
By reservation during the off season

Admission:
Adults 18-62 $4.00
Seniors over 62 $3.00
Children 7-17 $2.00
Children under 7 Free

 

 

 

Contact Us:
101 South Canyon City Boulevard
P.O. Box 464
Canyon City, OR  97820
541-575-0362 - during season
541-575-0509 - off season - Canyon City City Hall
email:  museum@ortelco.net