Museum Events

Upcoming Events

Tales of Castle Crags

Date: June 20, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum

Local historian and author, Bill Miesse delves into the history and science of Northern California’s magnificent Castle Crags:

  • Cattle drives
  • Early Explorers and Scientists
  • The Battle of Castle Crags
  • High Society
  • Indian Nancy’s Lost Gold
  • Chrome Ore Mining
  • Aerial Trams
  • Glaciation
  • An Updated Theory of How The Crags Were Formed

You don’t want to miss this wild ride.

$5 donation requested.

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How can we Re-imagine our Water Systems?

Date: July 11, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum
Re-imagining our Water Systems

Presented by Tom Hesseldenz

Tour on Saturday, July 13 (limited openings)

How do our homes, buildings and roads affect our groundwater, streams, and lakes? Buildings and paving prevent storm-water from soaking into the ground, thereby preventing groundwater recharge and increasing the rate and quantity of runoff above-ground. Tom will help us better understand this important topic and will discuss various solutions specific to our area and beyond.

Special Event Tour

On Saturday, July 13th, Tom will be conducting a tour as an extension of his presentation – further examining our effects on the water system.

NOTE! There are limited openings for this tour event.

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Klamath Dam Removal Update

Date: August 22, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum
Klamath Dam Removal Update

Presented by Ren Brownell of the Klamath Dam Renewal Corporation

After more than 100 years, the Klamath River is flowing freely.

Find out the latest regarding what is happening with the river, the people, and the fish?

You don’t want to miss this one.

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Recent Events

Gardening in a Hotter, Dryer World

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This presentation has been cancelled.

Geology of the Klamath Range

Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geology Of The Klamath Range

The eastern Klamath Mountains flank I-5 between Yreka and Redding. Rocks exposed in the Eastern Klamath terrane record more than 300 million years of Earth’s history.

Since being added to North America, the Eastern Klamath terrane has been eroded, uplifted, and eroded again. During the past 5 million years glaciers and streams have carved the steep canyons that now dissect the region. This makes it susceptible to landslides and flooding.

It has also produced a wealth of gold and other mineral deposits whose extraction, sadly, has left a legacy of environmental damage.

Bill Hirt, Emeritus geology instructor at the College of the Siskiyous, will be exploring the fascinating intricacies of our surroundings in his presentation: Geology of the Klamath Range.

Presented in partnership with Siskiyou Land Trust

Stagecoaches – Kathy Graves

Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Mount Shasta Sisson Museum
Sisson Stage Coach
The Stagecoach stopped at Sisson's Tavern on Stage Road in the Berryvale settlement before the town of Sisson was founded.

History of stagecoaches presented by Kathy Graves, Siskiyou County Historical Society. She has just written the latest Siskiyou County Historical Society book on this subject.

$5 donation requested.