Forest Hill Divide Historical Society

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The Forest Hill Divide Historical Society was formed in 1979 and provides volunteer docents to welcome visitors to the museum and blacksmith shop weekends from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

This is a nice story about the bells worn by the horses hauling goods. We have some on display at the Forest Hill Divide...
12/19/2023

This is a nice story about the bells worn by the horses hauling goods. We have some on display at the Forest Hill Divide Museum

Let's see if you can make it to the end of this presentation "with bells on." Link below.
https://express.adobe.com/page/FxCsiFcsSYCF0/

We have puzzles, railroad spike gnomes, BBQ meat turners and historical books on Foresthill, Todd Valley, Deadwood, and ...
12/16/2023

We have puzzles, railroad spike gnomes, BBQ meat turners and historical books on Foresthill, Todd Valley, Deadwood, and our area all atThe Outpost at Miner's Camp. They are open now every day until Christmas 11-5. Unique gifts crafted by our own museum blacksmiths!

We have a burgundy silk wedding gown in the Forest Hill Divide Museum donated by a local resident .
12/15/2023

We have a burgundy silk wedding gown in the Forest Hill Divide Museum donated by a local resident .

This week's Artifact Highlight is a dress from the 1880s, which was relatively early in the era of white wedding dresses. See some great photos of the dress and find out who started the white wedding dress craze in our online presentation at the link below.
https://new.express.adobe.com/webpage/qRdXhjxwSni1F
If you'd like to see the dress in person, it's currently on display upstairs at the Bernhard Museum.

12/01/2023
Today is the 90th birthday of one of our beloved and supportive members , Peggy Wilson. She’s done so much for our commu...
12/01/2023

Today is the 90th birthday of one of our beloved and supportive members , Peggy Wilson. She’s done so much for our community . She’s holding a wool Christmas tree made for her byForesthill Fabric Friends. Happy Birthday Peggy! Your community loves you 🥰

11/20/2023

Tonight is our bi-monthly business meeting. If you are interested in attending, it is an open meeting for our members. If you are interested in joining you can pick up an application and join tonight for next year, membership is just $10.00 a year or $150.00 for lifetime. The meeting is at the Museum at 6:00 pm. :-)

11/15/2023
This is an interesting story.
11/13/2023

This is an interesting story.

I do hope the Canyon Keepers can eventually start tours in the cave.
10/12/2023

I do hope the Canyon Keepers can eventually start tours in the cave.

Happy National Fossil Day! Even though the La Brea Tar Pits are the big fossil attraction in California, we've got our own bones to write home about. Check out this presentation on the Hawver Cave to see what local dentist J. C. Hawver saw.
https://express.adobe.com/page/5ZzscNiQiPJLw/

09/26/2023

It's time once again for our annual Old Auburn Cemetery Tour. Sunday, October 1st from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. join us for a tour of local inhabitants currently residing in the local cemetery. Reservations are not required, just show up! Parking is available in the Placer County Administrative Offices parking lot across the street from the cemetery. Check-in with the registration table when you arrive, then pick your path through the cemetery. Water and porta-potties will be available.

09/02/2023

This year's Heritage Trail is set to close out this Saturday, September 2nd, at the Foresthill Divide Museum. Head on up from 10am to 4pm. More info here: https://theheritagetrail.blogspot.com/

Visit Foresthill on Saturday! (Blog link in post) Their Heritage Trail Day involves the whole community and it’s fantast...
09/01/2023

Visit Foresthill on Saturday! (Blog link in post) Their Heritage Trail Day involves the whole community and it’s fantastic! Foresthill Chamber of Commerce partners with the Forest Hill Divide Historical Society - there are performances, vendors and the Blacksmith Shop has demonstrations too! It’s a great event and it’s the last day for Heritage Trail!
Sandy Simester Annie DeMaria-Norris Western States Trail Museum https://theheritagetrail.blogspot.com/

Historical walking tour led by our Richard Jones at 11:00 tomorrow! Let’s hope the weather cooperates 🤞🤞
09/01/2023

Historical walking tour led by our Richard Jones at 11:00 tomorrow! Let’s hope the weather cooperates 🤞🤞

Sneak Peak #10 Heritage Festival. See our timeline for the day and don't miss a thing. September 2nd, 10-3pm Leroy Botts Memorial Park, 24601 Harrison St Foresthill.

You caught the big one, my friend! Rest in peace Walter Reed. You will be so missed! Thanks for sharing this Dee Smith! ...
08/29/2023

You caught the big one, my friend! Rest in peace Walter Reed. You will be so missed! Thanks for sharing this Dee Smith!
He spent many years leading our Forest Hill Divide Historical Society and other community organizations.

08/26/2023

Head to the DeWitt Government Center this Saturday, August 26th, to catch a tour of the Placer County Archives and Collections Facility and the DeWitt History Museum.

Sneak Peak  #3 Heritage Festival brought to you by INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT,  re-enactment of a gun shootout, to be per...
08/23/2023

Sneak Peak #3 Heritage Festival brought to you by INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, re-enactment of a gun shootout, to be performed near our very own Forest Hill Divide Museum. Fondly referred to as HIGH NOON ...12:00pm sharp. Come listen, watch, experience history live. Sept 2nd, 10-3 Foresthill Memorial Park. They will also have saloon gals, a gold panner and other interesting folks and games for the kids.

08/12/2023

This Sunday, head up to the high country and check out The Gatkeeper's Museum and Watson Cabin.

08/03/2023

Heritage Festival is just around the corner. September 2nd. Save the date on your calendar. A great day for all to enjoy the history of Foresthill.

07/29/2023

Interactive Entertainment will be at our Heritage Trail/ Heritage Festival again this year on Saturday, September 2, 2023. You don’t want to miss them.

I know this isn’t Foresthill but interesting museum with virtual exhibits to watch of mostly San Francisco history.
07/29/2023

I know this isn’t Foresthill but interesting museum with virtual exhibits to watch of mostly San Francisco history.

Virtual Exhibits Enjoy our virtual galleries below; click any of the videos or images below. Golden Gate Park in the Gilded Age https://youtu.be/OGLokvy2I_Q Wish You Were Here - Golden Gate Park in the Gilded Age https://youtu.be/Uj5F4mS6Tls Old Pioneer Hall – San Francisco, 1895 https://youtu.be/...

A week from this Saturday! Mark your calendars. The museum will be open both days also, 12-4.
07/23/2023

A week from this Saturday! Mark your calendars. The museum will be open both days also, 12-4.

Interesting history story
07/18/2023

Interesting history story

July 13, 1895

On this day in 1895, the first long-distance transmission of hydroelectric power from the Folsom Hydroelectric Plant (now known as the Folsom Powerhouse) to Sacramento occurred on what was then the longest transmission line in the world. The 22-mile transmission line, powered by high-voltage alternating current generators, expanded the Sacramento Electric Power and Light Company to extend streetcar lines into suburbs in Sacramento, provide street lights in the city, and provided power to the Southern Pacific railyards and other factories.

This major event called for a celebration in Sacramento that took place on September 9, 1895, called the “Grand Electric Carnival.” The Folsom Powerhouse remained in operation until November 1952. In 1958, Pacific Gas & Electric Company donated the Folsom Powerhouse to California State Parks and it operates today as a museum.

Postcard of the Folsom Powerhouse in 1911 from the Sacramento Room Postcards Collection, courtesy of the Sacramento Public Library.

04/25/2022

Please be on the look out for anyone who now has a couple of new anvils and some blacksmithing tools. Our Blacksmithing shop was broken into and several items taken. If you know anything about this, please contact the Placer County Sheriff's Office to report it.

I know the train never made it through our Divide like some of our founders had hoped but this will be cool to see this ...
04/11/2022

I know the train never made it through our Divide like some of our founders had hoped but this will be cool to see this summer.

BIGBOY #4014 is coming to Truckee July 7, unless its more likely the morning of the 8th. Stay Tuned.
From the Official Union Pacific Steam Club page.
Union Pacific's famed Big Boy No. 4014 is set to return to the tracks this summer for its "West Coast Steam Tour." Kicking off June 26 from Cheyenne, Wyoming, this year's tour will celebrate Union Pacific's 160th anniversary, railroad heritage and the communities the railroad serves, visiting the Pacific Northwest for the first time since its return to service.
The Big Boy will be on display in four cities:
July 6, 2022: Sparks, Nevada
July 8-9, 2022: Roseville, California
July 15-16, 2022: Portland, Oregon
July 21-22, 2022: Boise, Idaho
Display days include locomotive viewing, access to the "Experience the Union Pacific Rail Car," a multi-media walk-through exhibition that provides a glimpse at the past while telling the story of modern-day railroading, and live Q&A with the Steam Crew.
Big Boy No. 4014 will leave the Steam Shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 26, making brief whistle-stops in dozens of communities in Wyoming, Nevada, California, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. Further details for these stops will be released to the Steam Club in May.

Come to this Saturday’s Spring Craft Fair for our blacksmith items and books.
04/05/2022

Come to this Saturday’s Spring Craft Fair for our blacksmith items and books.

Great story
03/13/2022

Great story

Photo taken July 8, 1906 in Last Chance while investigating the murder of Willie Polifka. Despite the captions on the photo, Adams was not undersheriff. He was a court reporter and in 1890 was appointed assistant city marshal in Auburn.

Thanks Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Guidi !
03/09/2022

Thanks Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Guidi !

Foresthill Historical Society is making authentic candle holders and preparing for a wonderful experience to share the history of Foresthill. Blacksmith professionals, Troy, Cam & Adam are ready to teach soon! This craftwork can currently be found at The Outpost! Be a seasoned Foresthill historian!

02/26/2022

Do you love Foresthill and want to help preserve its history? Join the Forest Hill Divide Historical Society and come to our next meeting. We are also currently looking for docents to volunteer at the Museum this summer. We only ask you to commit to an average of two days each month over the summer. It's a great way to learn about our town's history and meet new people. Message me for more information if your interested, or leave us a comment

Address

24601 Harrison Street
Foresthill, CA
95631

Opening Hours

Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+15308896500

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