Native American Basketry
Through the generosity of the Balfrey Family, Stella and Ernest Wheeler Family Trust, the Fort Jones Museum, and wonderful community support we are able to show and preserve an excellent collection of local Native American basketry.
For countless generations before the coming of the Europeans, the local tribes learned, lived, and taught a sustainable lifestyle on their lands. Gathering, storing, preparing, cooking, and serving of many foods was done entirely with tools made from locally gathered materials.
What are the stories these baskets tell? How were they made? How were they used?
The Mountaineering Wall
Interesting information about:
- First horse to climb Mount Shasta
- First man, woman, and several groups to climb the mountain.
- Surveying signal rescued from the summit of Mount Shasta
- Details about the Shasta Alpine Lodge and Sierra Club Cabin
- Interesting photos and artifacts
- Go online to get information on the Mount Shasta climbing registers at the Bancroft Library.
Chronological History of the Community
“Beauty and Wonder – Living in the Valley of Mount Shasta”
See the short video showing the room.
Learn the answers to these questions and more!
- Who were the early settlers?
- How many names has the town had?
- How did the town grow from a stagecoach station to a very popular spot on I-5?
- How was early logging done?
- What were the early businesses?
- What are the stories of early winter sports?
- What Was There? See old photos of Mt. Shasta City and find out what is there now.
Lulu Belle, the 1915 Model T fire engine
Get your photo taken sitting in our 1915 Model T fire engine, Lulu Belle!
Learn about the many fires that destroyed the town.
Hook up the hoses to the fire hydrant and help put out the fire!
Model Train Layout
The Museum’s HO gauge model train layout can be operated by our visitors, and is a big favorite with our younger guests.
See the books Southern Pacific used to sell to advertise the Mount Shasta Route.