Shasta Historical society
The Shasta Historical Society is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Due to a staffing shortage, we strongly encourage calling ahead for research requests at this time. That will allow our staff time to find materials related to your request ahead of time so that we may best serve you. Face masks are strongly encouraged per State guidelines as we continue efforts to protect our collections and staff. To set up an appointment please call (530) 243-3720 or reach out by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Face masks and gloves are required when handling library and archival materials. Thank you for your patience and support.
Have a question about local history? Doing research on family genealogy? Our Library and Archives may be where you will find answers. Explore maps, photographs, yearbooks, reference books, telephone directories and more in your quest for answers.
What We Have In Our Collection
The SHS Library and Archives hold historical materials related to Shasta County as well as reference materials for Northern California and the State of California. Our Library is a non-lending library where you will find materials such as reference books, yearbooks, telephone books and more available for your research. Access is to our archive materials is available by advance notice. Our Visitors Services staff and Collections Manager will look through our archival collection to see what we have that fits into your request. Materials will be pulled by staff and made available to you. Some restrictions do apply. Archival materials include maps, business records, personal correspondence, oral histories, newspapers and more.
How To Make A Research Request
If you are unable to visit us in person, a written request may be made via email at email@example.com or by regular mail 1449 Market St., Redding, CA 96001 Attention: Visitor Services. Research requests are normally answered within two to three weeks but may vary depending upon the request.
Members may visit our library and request assistance from our Visitor Services staff free of charge.
Visits to the Society are free of charge. If our Visitor Services staff is able to answer your question(s) in less than 15 minutes the assistance is free of charge. For use of our library and assistance from our Visitor Services staff that exceed 15 minutes there is a fee of $10 per hour.