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What's Happening at the Society


Placer County Historical Society Dinner Meetings

Next General Dinner Meeting Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Meeting at 6:00, Dinner at
6:15, Speaker begins about 6:45

Barbara Leak on History of the Placer County Fruit Industry

“For variety, quality and uniqueness, it's hard to find a more diversified and unusual fruit producing district than the Loomis Basin. . . And here too, one finds the birthplace of the California fruit industry." Orchards were once the anchor of Placer County's economy. Learn how gold miners, soil, climate, and the railroad all played roles. This presentation includes vintage film footage from the heyday of the fruit sheds in the 1930s and '40s.


Veterans Memorial Hall
100 East Street, Auburn, CA

Cost for dinner: $20 per person
Menu: Catered by Catering by Design.
Non-members always welcome! If you would like to come just for the speaker, there is no admission charge.


Please RSVP to Jane Hamilton by May 25, 2023 at:


Or send checks to:

c/o Jane Hamilton
1871 Crockett Rd.
Auburn, Ca. 95603

2023 Dinner meetings and speakers

February 2nd – Alfred Corral on Joel Parker Whitney

April 6th – Phil Sexton on Return to Gold Mountain; honoring the unknown Chinese who built a railroad and changed our Nation

June 1st – Barbara Leak on the history of Loomis

October 5th – Troy and Sandy Simesters on Foresthill

December 7th – Chris Enss on Ladies of the Railroad


2023 Board Meetings

January 5

March 2

May 4

July 6

September 7

November 2

Historic Guided Walking Tour of Old Town Auburn 

Every Saturday at 10am.
Meet a Placer County Museum Docent at the Courthouse Museum for a 1 hour tour.
Placer County Courthouse, 101 Maple St., Auburn
Info 530-889-6500. 

Plaques and Monuments

Benton Welty Historic Classroom School Tours


Placer County Historical Society offers FREE one hour visits to the historic 1916 Benton Welty classroom in Auburn. The tours are designed for 2nd thru 4th graders. See more about the tours here.

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