Volunteers have been busy for months preparing for the opening season of the Yuba Feather Museum and Gold Trader Flat. Saturday, June 5th, is the big Opening Day after a year of being closed. Festivities include a Parade of Heros at noon, honoring all the agencies that saved our local communities from the wildfires of 2020. The historic gold trader flat village will be open immediately after the parade to 4:00 p.m. There will be a peddlers fair in the village after the veterans’ flag raising. Table space is still available for $10. Come and join us in celebrating the gold rush history that brought the first settlers to our Sierra foothills. The Museum is located at 19096 New York Flat Road in Forbestown.

Gold Trader Flat is a replica village of a 1800s gold mining town in scenic mountain town of Forbestown. Come and relive the life of the old timers as you stroll along the boardwalk and look in the old Wells Fargo office, the jail, the doctor’s office, the dressmaker’s shop and millinery.

Pet the live donkeys at the livery stable near the blacksmith and leather shop. Ladies, mind your men as you walk by the saloon and save up those pennies for the array of old time goodies available at our bake sale. Spend some quiet moments in the one room school house and the picturesque chapel.

Visit miner Hector Achorn’s cabin and the pioneer family homestead where you can see implements used by your grandparents.

At the Mercantile, an assortment of old-time toys and novelties make for some fun shopping refreshed by ice cold bottles of sarsaparilla. There will be folks in the regalia of the past to sit in the shade of the pines and reminisce with. New this year to the village is the opening of 1800s representation of a Chinese laundry and store that served the Chinese miners of the day.

Admission to the Museum and Gold Trader Flat is always free. Donations and proceeds go towards the Museum and interpretive village, both of which are supported entirely through private memberships and donations, and maintained by volunteers for the benefit of the community. Membership and Volunteer information will be available for those interested. Don’t hesitate to leave a telephone message (530) 675-1025.