Monthly Archives: August 2021

An Evening with Ken Burns





















Due to the recent and ongoing developments with the COVID-19 Delta variant, this year’s Evening with Ken Burns film screening will unfortunately have to be canceled.  We were very excited to host the program this year, and we hope to be able to reschedule it in the future.  We appreciate your understanding, and apologize for any inconvenience.  

All ticket holders will be refunded at the point of sale, and the charges should be reversed in the next two to three business days.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Museum at (970) 728-3344 or contact Executive Director Kiernan Lannon ( ) or Director of Public Engagement, Mary Higgins ( ) via email.





Hike Into History With Poetry! Featuring Kierstin Bridger















Hike into History (and Poetry!): Placerville Angell Lode Trail with Kierstin Bridger 

Thusday, August 12th 


Meeting in front of the Placerville Schoolhouse 

Explore Placerville mining ruins and hear poetic perspectives of local geology and our historic mining communities from local writer, performer, and poet Kierstin Bridger and museum staff. 

The access to the trailhead is located up Surprise Avenue, we will caravan from the Placerville School House

This is a short but strenuous hike up the Angell Lode Natural Area Trail. 

The trail ascends the hill to the east and passes old mining portals and vanadium mine ruins in the hills above Placerville. This trail is fairly primitive and includes scrambling through some skree and brush and some steep drop offs. Dogs are not encouraged. Please bring rain and sun protection, plenty of water, and snacks. 

This hike will last approximately 4 hours. 

$20 for Non-Members or $15 for museum members.