Events Archive

We invite you to remember some of our past events.

History of the Sisson Family

Date: October 19, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Justin Sisson came to Mt.Shasta looking for gold. He didn’t find any of that precious metal, yet he found something even better.

A presentation by Jack Moore.

Klamath Dam Removal

Date: October 12, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum
Dam Removal Update (royalty free image from alanstix64)

Get all the latest information on the Klamath Dam removal project.

Sponsored by Siskiyou Land Trust

Storytelling Event

Date: August 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Water is Life

Water For LifeEveryone has stories about water.

Join us to hear some of those stories!

$5 donation requested.

How are Fires Impacting Castle Lake

Date: July 20, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Ever wonder what organisms live in Castle Lake and what that strange platform in the middle of the lake is used for?

Erinn Suenaga, from the University of Nevada, Reno, will present research on the impacts of fires and climate change on the ecology of Castle Lake.

Castle LakeShe will share what this might mean for the future of Castle Lake.

The data collected at Castle Lake is being used to better understand the impacts of climate change on this special place.

Your $5 donation for this event is greatly appreciated.

How can we Re-imagine our Water Systems?

Start date: July 14, 2023
End date: July 15, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

How do storms and storm-water affect our water?
Buildings and paving prevent storm-water from soaking into the ground, resulting in higher peak flows during storms.

Incised Urban Creek ChannelUrban runoff often carries high concentrations of various pollutants, including tire and brake wear products, oil, trash, and waste from dogs and other animals.

Tom Hesseldenz will help us understand this important topic. Solutions will be discussed.

A field trip in town will occur the following day, Saturday, July 15.

Your $5 donation for this event is greatly appreciated.

Tour of Beaver Dam Analog in the Scott Valley

Date: June 24, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Charnna Gilmore from the Scott River Watershed Council will lead a tour of Beaver Dam Analog projects in the Scott Valley.
She will share her story of how she became involved in beaver restoration and provide some history of beavers.
Charrna is working to bring beavers back to Scott Valley and will explain why that is so important. Limited to 20 people.

Watercolor Class – Learn to Paint Landscapes

Date: June 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Chris Messer - Watercolors

In this watercolor painting class you will learn to paint landscapes carved by water with Chris Messer, well-known artist and teacher.

This one-day class will be held outside (plein-air). In coordination with the museum’s current exhibit on “Water is Life”, artists may reflect on how water has shaped this area.

After registering, you will receive a supply list.

As a supporter of the community, Chris has happily donated paintings to many fundraising events, and is also always willing to talk art and offer advice to budding artists.

Registration: $30 per person

How Geology Shapes Hydrology

Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Join us on Thursday, June 15th at 7PM for a fascinating presentation and discussion with Bill Hirt.

Bill Hirt - Geology/Hydrology

Mount Shasta dominates the hydrology of the region.

Much of the water that falls onto the mountain percolates downwards emerging from springs near its base, months to decades later. These springs, as well as modest surface runoff, feed the flows of the Shasta, Sacramento, and McCloud Rivers.

Bill Hirt - Mount Shasta

In addition to surface streams, water from Mount Shasta also recharges local aquifers and soil moisture. To ensure that local groundwater is not over-drafted, which would adversely affect both spring flows and well levels, hydrologists monitor the inputs to and outputs from the Mount Shasta hydrologic system.

This data is now being used to calibrate a regional groundwater model that will enable us to predict how the system will respond to annual variations in temperature and precipitation as well as the long-term effects of climate change.

Bill is an emeritus geology instructor at the College of the Siskiyous.

Your $5 donation for this event is greatly appreciated.

The Power of Storytelling

Date: June 8, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Between the Listening and the Telling

How Stories Can Save Us

Mark-Yaconelli - Story Telling

Join Mark Yaconelli as he dives into the importance of storytelling through the ages.

Mark Yaconelli is a storyteller, author, and activist. He shares the power of storytelling in our individual and collective lives.

In an increasingly fast-paced and fractured world, sharing stories can be a radical and deeply human practice. Stories uncover the ties that bind us to one another.

Mark Yaconelli will show how stories can heal our families, our world, ourselves.

Mark-Yaconelli - Quote 1

Your $5 donation for this event is greatly appreciated.

Shasta Alpine Hut 100-Year Anniversary

Date: May 4, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

As part of the ongoing 100-year anniversary of the building of the Sierra Club Hut, the local Sierra Club Foundation Alpine Hut Committee will have an evening sharing stories of the hut’s past, present, and future.

Celebration presented by Bill Miesse, Jane Cohn, Rebeca Franco, Michael Zanger, Chris Marrone Chris Carr, Rich & Linda Chitwood and Shayna Cassidy.

For more details and to reserve a spot see our News item.

Donations of $5 or more are appreciated!