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Placer County Historical Society Dinner Meetings

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

  • Phil Sexton on the history of the Sierra region. Phil is one of our favorite speakers. He is steeped in the history of the Sierras and of the Chinese railroad workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad. Phil has been a consultant on numerous documentaries and been on more boards and commissions regarding California history than one can count. Currently he is involved with the 1882 Foundation and the creation of Western States Trail Museum. Always a great program!

  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 March 30, 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 the Sierra region history

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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