Cultural Cruise, January 25, 2019

The Shasta Historical Society will once again be a featured venue for the Cultural Cruise happening on January 25, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, along with the Arts Council, Eaton House, Turtle Bay Museum, and City Hall to name a few. You can choose to join one of the two bus tours and be driven to each site for $20, which includes complementary wine. Or you may visit the Cultural Cruise sites on your own. Either way, it is a great community event celebrating local art and culture.

This year the Historical Society will host a mystery historical character who will guide visitors through our current WWI exhibit and answer questions about his experiences during the war.  Bring your local history questions with you as well, e.g. “What was the last year the Christmas tree stood in the center of Market and Yuba?” See if you can Stump the Librarian, Jay Thompson, or Stump the Historian, Jeremy Tuggle. Prizes will be given to those individuals who find a local history question that neither of them can answer.


“Hops and Shops” Beer Festival Saturday, February 23, 2019

In ?Downtown Redding on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 2:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event benefit Viva Downtown Redding, a volunteer non-profit group dedicated to enhancing the cultural, social and economic development of Downtown Redding.  The goal of the festival is to highlight the many outstanding businesses in downtown Redding by partnering with breweries within our region, featuring their craft ales inside downtown establishments; all within walking distance. This is the second year Shasta Historical Society will participate and we hope to see you  this event..


Covered Wagon 2020 Submission Deadline March 29, 2019

Each year the Shasta Historical Society publishes stories of local history and lore in our annual publication, The Covered Wagon. We cannot produce the publication without knowledgeable, local writers who volunteer their time to research and write the colorful and fact-laden articles you enjoy. Because we are always seeking new or unknown local history, we encourage you to share your own local knowledge about Shasta County and its habitants. However, it would be best to share your idea for an article before you write it, to ensure appropriateness and to avoid duplication. 

To have an idea for an article considered, would-be authors need to complete and sign an Article Submission Form (on the opposite page), acknowledging author guidelines.  The completed form can be returned to the Society no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.