Events

Calendar

MayClick to view/hide

Saturday the 4th

1:00pm till 2:00pm – Plant Swap & Share

Friday the 10th

6:00pm till 8:00pm – Transitions Exhibit Reception and Student Graduation

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Friday the 14th

Pizza @ 5:30pm, Movie @ 6:00pm – Kids' Movie Night: Pachamama

Saturday the 15th

2:00pm – Heroes & Victims Concert

Fundraisers

Trees & Traditions

The Museum's annual Trees & Traditions celebration is scheduled for Friday, December 6th, 2024. We hope you'll save the date and join us for an evening filled with delicious hors d'oeuvres, festive drinks, live music, and, of course, holiday trees and traditions.

Programs

Plant Swap & Share
Saturday May 4th, 1-2pm

Plant Swap & Share flyer

Join us in the Artisan Community Garden for the annual Plant Swap & Share! You are welcome to bring healthy, pest-free plants; cuttings; seedling starters or packs of seeds; and/or other items to trade and share.

Transitions Exhibit Reception and Student Graduation
Friday May 10th, 6-8pm

<em>Transitions</em> Exhibit Reception and Student Graduation flyer

Join us at the Museum for a special community event to celebrate the students of the Sutter Health Children’s Bereavement Group. This graduation ceremony from the group program will honor expressions of creativity and the students’ transitions through the stages of grief as they heal and learn.

Sutter County Museum Speaker Series:
The Grief Process of Children and Teens and the Integration of Healing Through Art
Thursday May 16th, 5:45-7:00pm
Doors @ 5:30

Sutter County Museum Speaker Series: <br><em>The Grief Process of Children and Teens and the Integration of Healing Through Art</em> flyer

The focus of this discussion centers on the journey of grief and the stages of grief, as well as the process of healing through art. Sutter Health Children’s Bereavement Coordinator Ada Terry-Aina has a PhD in Social Work with a specialization in Disaster and Crisis Intervention, MSW, MFT, MDiv.

Heroes & Victims Concert
Saturday June 15th, 2:00pm

Heroes & Victims Concert flyer

Join songwriter Tom Galvin and his band for the concert premiere of an important new song cycle about the history of Yuba-Sutter. Titled “Heroes & Victims,” the 12 songs cover topics including the Yuba Water Accord, James Beckwourth, the Arboga Assembly Center, Ishi, and more. Be prepared to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about our local history!

This program is supported by Yuba-Sutter Arts & Culture and Upstate California Creative Corps Yuba-Sutter.

Sutter County Museum Speaker Series:
Three-Thousand Years of Land and People: An Environmental History of Yuba-Sutter
Thursday June 20th, 6:30pm
Doors @ 6:00

Sutter County Museum Speaker Series: <br><em>Three-Thousand Years of Land and People: An Environmental History of Yuba-Sutter</em> flyer

Join us for Part IV, the finale, of this special series of lectures to learn about the environmental history of Yuba-Sutter. In this series, local author and historian David Rubiales will discuss the natural landscape as it existed before the arrival of human beings, use of the landscape by Native Americans, changes wrought by early settlers, impacts of the Gold Rush and hydraulic mining, and the introduction of modern agriculture.

Children's Programs

Our children's programs are educational in nature, with a lot of fun thrown in! Many feature local presenters, instructional time, and a craft or activity related to the topic. Regular programs include family movie nights, storytimes, and outdoor art and nature activities in the Artisan Community Garden.

Kids' Movie Night
Friday June 14th, Pizza @ 5:30, Movie @ 6:00

Kids' Movie Night: Pachamama flyer

We will be watching Pachamama.
Join us for pizza and a movie! Bring a blanket, wear your jammies, and get cozy in the Museum.

Pre-registration is required, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, so register here to reserve your spot today!

Education

The Sutter County Museum provides several opportunities for free educational visits and presentations! We offer field trips tailored to your grade level(s), tours for community groups and adult organizations, and offsite presentations. All educational programs are provided free of charge and include a trained and experienced educator to lead your visit or presentation.

Please complete the Educational Program Request Form (below) to schedule your group visit. You are welcome to call the Museum at 530.822.7141 if you have questions about educational programs or need additional information before completing the Educational Program Request Form.

School Field Trips

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, and space can fill up quickly!

School Field Trip

Trained Museum educators can tailor tours to your students' grade level(s) and focus on topics that meet state educational standards. These include local history, Native Californians (Nisenan), agriculture, John Sutter, the Gold Rush, and Yuba-Sutter's multicultural communities. Please note any special requests on the Educational Program Request Form.

School tours are available Tuesdays-Thursdays between 9am-1pm from March-May & September-November. A maximum of 2 classes per day is recommended for the best educational experience at the Sutter County Museum.

Group Tours (non-school groups)

Our experienced educators can provide free 30-minute to 1-hour guided tours of the Museum. Tours can be tailored to fit your group's interests. Please fill out the Educational Program Request Form and note any special requests or focus that you would like for your group tour.

Offsite Presentations

Museum staff members are available for offsite presentations. Many requestors are community groups and service clubs. Presentations can be tailored to fit your group's interests, and there is no charge for this service. Please complete the Educational Program Request Form at least one month in advance of the proposed event date.