Shasta Historical society

Current Exhibits

Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers

Explores the Magic and Science Between Pollinators and Flowers

April 16 – July 31, 2022

Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers, a traveling exhibition explores the diversity of native California pollinators and their flowers through a series of vivid photographs. Take a closer look at California ecology through the lives of these pollinating species and the needs and obstacles of these important insects. In addition, Shasta County has a rich history of pollinators being an important part of our ecological and economic structure.

The exhibit features over 50 photographs of pollinators in wild and garden settings, primarily taken by Northern California plantsman and naturalist, John Whittlesey. These images vividly portray the intriguing lives of bees, butterflies, flies, and beetles. You will also find images, stories and artifacts relating to the importance of pollinators, particularly bees, to Shasta County history. The exhibit aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the incredible beauty and diversity of pollinators in California, as well as the impact they can have on local businesses and economies.

A Members Only opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:00pm.

Exhibition Support: Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy developed by Jennifer Jewell and John Whittlesey.

About Exhibit Envoy:  Exhibit Envoy provides traveling exhibitions and professional services to museums throughout California. Our mission is to build new perspectives among Californians, create innovative exhibitions and solutions, and advance institutions in service to their communities. For more information, please visit