This Month

September Monthly Program: Changing Tides, Changing Fortunes: Shasta Dam and It’s Impact on Shasta County.
Date: Saturday September 17, 2022 
Time: 1:30pm
Location: IOOF Building: 1435 Butte Street, Redding, CA 96001
Join us as Tami Corn, Project Coordination Specialist at the Bureau of Reclamation discusses the economic and social changes that came about with the building of the Shasta Dam. She will also expand on ‘River of Rock’ the conveyor belt that transported rock to the Dam and how it came about, how it was built and used, and what is left of it today. Entry is free for members and $5 for non-members.
This program is in collaboration with our newest exhibit “Hidden Treasures of Shasta Lake: What Lies Beneath the Waters?” This exhibit explores the often-forgotten history that hides beneath Shasta Lake. Through this exhibit learn why Shasta Dam was built and how Shasta Lake changed the landscape.

Upcoming Programs

October Monthly Program: Kennett-The Town Under Shasta Lake.

Date: Saturday October 15, 2022

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Riverfront Playhouse:1950 California Street, Redding, CA 96001

The Shasta Historical Society presents its October Monthly Program, Kennett-The Town Under Shasta Lake Documentary. Joinfor an exclusive viewing of Myra Buteau’s newest documentary about Kennett, a 19th century copper mining ghost town in Northern California. Fist a Wintu Native American village, then known as Backbone in the Gold Rush era, and later called Kennett when the railroad arrived, this town is now submerged 400 feet underwater in Shasta Lake.  In partnership with Riverfront Playhouse and sponsored by Enjoy Magazine, join us at  for guest speakers, a screening of Kennett-The Town Under Shasta Lake and a Q&A with the producer Myra Buteau. Entry is free for Shasta Historical Society members and $5 for non-members.

Past Programs

July Monthly Program

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Behrens-Eaton House


Join us this month for a members only ice cream social at the Behrens-Eaton House!. Mingle with members, load up on ice cream and take a peek around the historic Behrens-Eaton House! The Annual meeting and voting on 2022-2023 Officers will also take place! Please RSVP by calling or emailing Society Staff!

August Monthly Program

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022                                                                                                                      Time: 10:00am                                                                                                                                        Location: Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market St., Redding, CA                                                              Cost: Members: Free   Non-Members: $5

Exploring the Evolution of Local & National Lodging
A tour of the hotels and motels people used while traveling, working, and living away from their homes. Explore sites that represent the diverse range of architectural styles, advertising and marketing methods, the impact of the railroad to automobile, and the transformation of the American lodging industry through the lens of Redding, CA.

June Monthly Program

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022                                                                                                                     Time: 1:30pm                                                                                                                                                Location: IOOF, 1504 Market St., Redding, CA                                                                                          Cost: Members: Free     Non-Members: $5              

A History of Shasta County Beekeepers                                                                                        Members of the Park family, beekeepers since the 1940s, will explore the fascinating, yet often unknown, history of beekeeping in Shasta County. The presentation will tell the history of those who have built a Shasta County industry around queen bee breeding, crop pollination, bee shipping, and honey production that is prominent internationally. Explore family legacies, learn about advancements and evolution in genetics to produce an adaptable and productive bee and see how certain exterior forces have impacted bees, beekeepers, and the public.

May Monthly Program

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022                                                                                                                        Time: 10:00am                                                                                                                                        Location: Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market St., Redding, CA                                                          Cost: Members: Free    Non-Members: $5

A Walk Through History: Downtown Redding, CA
A tour of historic buildings and sites that helped shape the City of Redding physically and historically over the past 150 years. As we travel to various stops you will learn about history, architecture, and local preservation and repurposing efforts.

April Monthly Program

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022                                                                                                                              Time: 1:30pm                                                                                                                                                  Location: IOOF, 1725 Market St., Redding CA                                                                                                    Cost: Members: Free    Non-Members: $5

State Department of Agriculture: Safeguarding Bees & Fostering Positive Relationships Between Bees and the Public
Shasta County established a Board of Horticultural Commissioners in 1884. In 1910, it changed to one commissioner in charge of a county department. Today, the Shasta County Agricultural Commissioner and staff serve the local apiary industry and community to help safeguard the health of bees and beekeeping, and to foster positive relations between beekeepers and the public. They enforce state and county laws, register and inspect hives, issue shipping certificates and inspect for pests and disease. Learn more about the intricacies of bees, beekeeping and a Shasta County industry with a long history of representing at state, national and international levels

February Monthly Program 

Topic: History of the Chamber of Commerce with Jake Mangas.

Date: Saturday- February 19, 2022       Time: 1:30 pm  

Location: IOOF Hall: 1435 Butte Street Redding, CA 90001

Cost: Free for Members / $5 General Admission 

Director Jake Mangas along with past and present board members will be discussing the fascinating history of the Chamber of Commerce and you won’t want to miss it!