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Saturday the 5th

2pm – Jerry Barlow - Celtic Fingerstyle Guitarist and Storyteller

Saturday the 12th

5pm – Night at the Museum

Friday the 25th

6pm – The Sutter Buttes Calendar Exhibit Opening Reception


Dinner and a Show

2018 Show info and dates coming soon!

Trees & Traditions

large decorated Christmas tree

Trees & Traditions, our Holiday Gala, is held the first Saturday of December. The Museum is decorated with a large Christmas tree and fresh greenery. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, champagne, live music, a raffle and a silent auction round out the evening. This party is big, we use the Museum and Ettl Hall.

Thank you to our 2016 Corporate Sponsors:

Pig Roast

We are not holding a Pig Roast in 2017. Check back next Spring for the 2018 date.

Our Pig Roast is all about the pig! We start roasting at 7am behind Ettl Hall. Timed perfectly so when the pig is done, it is carved and served - you won't get fresher pork anywhere in Sutter County! We keep the rest of the menu simple, just a few sides and desserts. Your ticket also includes 2 drinks. Live music makes it a party, all we need is you and your friends to come join us!


Adult Programs

We offer a wide variety of presentations, lectures, book signings, and exhibit receptions throughout the year. If you have suggestions for future programs, please let us know!

August the 5th 2pm

Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions.

Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village or the misty Scottish Highlands or an enchanted English forest. In concert, Barlow brings the songs alive by sharing the history, legend and humor behind the music. His expressive arrangements have been described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.”

Our program focuses on the immigration of the Irish to America in the mid-1800s during the Potato Famine, and the hardships they faced once they arrived...their history, their music, their stories.

Children's Programs

Our children's programs are educational in nature, with a lot of fun thrown in! They are usually structured to include some instructional time, a craft or activity related to the topic, and home-made cookies to finish it off. We do annual programs in the spring, summer, and in December. We hope to increase our children's offerings in the near future, so keep an eye on this space!

August 12th – 5pm

Wear your PJs, bring a pillow, and join us for pizza and a showing of the movie.


Museum staff is available for guided tours and presentations. Tours can be tailored to fit your group's interests, but we require at least one month notice for this service.

If you are a teacher and would like to bring your class to the Museum, please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance. We may not be able to accommodate requests made on shorter notice. School tours are available Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm.

Call us at 530.822.7141 or shoot us an email here.