Saint Joseph's Cultural Center
A Beautiful Landmark Monument and Community and Cultural Art Center
Historic Rose Garden . Weddings . Concerts . Dance . Yoga . Taiko Dojo . Moving Ground Studio
3rd Floor Artists . African Drumming . Grass Valley Museum . Classes
410 South Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4725
Located on the Corner of Church & Chapel Two Blocks From Historic Downtown Grass Valley, California
Grass Valley Museum
At Historic Saint Joseph's Cultural Center
The Grass Valley Museum is located on the second floor of St. Joseph’s Cultural Center. It contains art, objects d’art, furniture, and clothing from Victorian times. It has a library, parlor room, music room, doctor’s office, a bedroom and a classroom. Many consider the Museum Grass Valley’s undiscovered jewel. The Museum summer hours are 12:30 – 3:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays. For more information or to schedule a group tour call 530-273-5509 or 530-272-4725. There is no charge to visit the Grass Valley Museum; any and all donations are accepted gratefully.
Wednesdays through Saturdays
12:30 – 3:30 PM and by appointment.
Walk through a turn of the century doctor’s office....
Enjoy early California oil paintings by
famous artists in the parlor room...
Marvel at the 10 foot high pocket doors....
Picture yourself in antique lace dresses preserved on
mannequins throughout the museum...
The Grass Valley Museum occupies the second floor of St. Joseph’s Cultural Center.
The Museum is available for school and other group tours, and is managed by a group of volunteer docents.
The Grass Valley Museum depicts the rich history of the Gold Rush days to 1930 with displays of furniture, art, objects d’art, clothing, musical instruments and artifacts of the Victorian era.
Today you can almost hear the echoes of children reciting their lessons as you stand behind the teacher’s desk in the restored classroom. On the desk is an attendance book from 1890. Note the exquisite penmanship of bygone days. Sit in the students’ desks and imagine what it was like to be a student in those days.
The Museum also features a Victorian bedroom, a lace making exhibit, Lola Montez’s bathtub, and a hall of photographs from the turn of the century, a table used for the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945, and much more.
You’re in the Gold Country, so take a few minutes to see how life was lived here in the olden days. It’s waiting for you …at the Grass Valley Museum.
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