The Gold Nugget Museum was incorporated as Gold Nugget Days Inc. in 1973. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Ridge heritage through our collection and with community education programs.
The Museum depends upon volunteers including docents to support our operation.
Our goal is to make the Gold Nugget Museum a destination for tourists as well as for our Ridge community. We want families to come to the museum, not only to learn about the history of the Ridge, but also to become part of that history. There are many hands-on events, such as the Days of Living History, which the entire family can participate in.
The Museum has a wonderful collection of Maidu Indian artifacts, including a replica of a Maidu woman grinding acorns. On the grounds, you will see a blacksmith shop, gold sluices and a miner's cabin, a schoolhouse and a covered bridge that spans the width of a rushing creek.
Our docents greet our visitors upon arrival and provide tours upon request.
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4 hours per month
- Attend a monthly docent meeting