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Placer County Historical Society Dinner Meetings

Next General Dinner Meeting Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Meeting at 6:00, Dinner at 6:15, Speaker begins at 6:45


The annual Placer County Historical Society Christmas Dinner. We will be having our annual fund-raising raffle for gift baskets. The tickets will be $5.00 each this year. If you remember the baskets from last year you will want to buy lots of tickets!


Speaker: Noted author Chris Enss will be the speaker about early California history.

We will also join with the Placer County Historical Foundation to present the annual History Award to Phil Sexton.


Please RSVP as soon as possible for this one!


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 November 30, 2023:


Or send checks to:

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

Dec. 8th – Friday – Friends of the Library Noon Program

Beecher Room

Auburn Public Library – Nevada Street


The Placer County Foundation and the Placer County Historical Society will be presenting the posthumous History Award in Karri Samson’s name to her family.  Karri was on the boards of both the Foundation and the Society and passed before we could fully acknowledge her valuable contributions to both organizations. We encourage her friends and colleagues to join us to honor this dedicated local historian. 

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 and the Placer County fruit industry

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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