Trees & Traditions
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. If you’ve been before, be prepared for a pleasant surprise- we’re giving this event a facelift this year!
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this event. Please contact us for more details.
Dinner and a Show
2018 Show info and dates coming soon!
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!
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!
September 23rd – 1:00 pm
Larry Matthews will be here to present a slide show on the building of the Oroville Dam (he is author of The Building of Oroville Dam and co-author of The Lost Communities of Lake Oroville). In light of the events of this year, we thought it would be fun to bring him back for another discussion about the dam. Please note that he is an expert on the building of the dam, not on what happened in February or subsequent actions related to that event. Copies of both books will be available for purchase.
October 1st – 1:00 pm
West Coast Falconry will give a talk about the ancient and modern sport of Falconry in the United States. Learn how Falconry is viable hunting sport that has its own season and bag limits, just like gun and bow hunters. Falconry has a unique role not only in hunting, but in wildlife and habitat preservation. Meet the hawks and falcons traditionally used in hunting today as well as some falconers from the Yuba/Sutter area. Cameras are encouraged, there will be a flight demonstration as well.
Parental discretion is advised- the falcons will not be hunting in the program, but hunting is the focus, so it may not be appropriate for younger children.
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!
September 15th & October 28th – 5:30 pm
Come join us for pizza and a movie! Bring a blanket, wear your jammies, and get cozy in the museum to watch Night at the Museum 2! (Pizza @ 5:30, Movie @ 6)
Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
December 10th – 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us to see Santa, make a Christmas ornament, and hear stories about the holiday season. Cookies and punch are included too!
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.