Monday, October 10, 2011

The Big Bear Museum

Visitors to Big Bear should consider making a stop at the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum. The museum showcases numerous exhibits from Native American's to the Gold Rush, Early Cattle Ranching including an Authentic Chuck Wagon, Working Blacksmiths. The kids can even pan for pyrite in the gold panning area.

An 1875 cabin that is the oldest standing structure in the valley is on display. The Dobel Schoolhouse built in 1906 is also on display. A fully restored working stamp mill, buggies, local pioneer artifacts, glassware and countless items are exhibited for all who wish to look into the past.

All the cabins are authentic period artifacts with docents happy to inform you about their history.

The Museum is owned and operated by the Big Bear Valley Historical Society, manned by an all volunteer staff and is a nonprofit organization.

The Museum doors opened in 1982, there have been many renewals and historical donations in the past few years.

Open from Memorial Day in May to the first Sunday in October, located at 800 Greenway in Big Bear City, across from the east end of the airport runway.

Days open are Weds, Sat, Sundays & Holiday Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. There is a $3.00 donation required for Adults over 14 years. Kids 14 and under are free with paying adult admission.

Phone (909) 585-8100

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