Truckee Donner Historical Society & Museum
- Non Profits: Arts, Culture, History
- Chamber Member
- Historical Sites, Museums
- Organizations (theater, dance, advocacy, non-profits)
Truckee-Donner Historical Society was founded July 24, 1968 to preserve the history of the Truckee - Donner area. Besides maintaining the historic Joseph Research Cabin (the Gateway Cabin), the Society is also responsible for operating the Old Jail Museum which was built in 1875. The Society maintains the Community Memorial Garden including the Memorial Arch behind the Old Jail Museum, the Donner Cross, and Schaffer Cemetery.
We participate in several events during the course of the year, including the Old Timers Picnic. Our research historians write articles on Truckee's history and the surrounding areas and document oral histories. We have several books on local Truckee history for sale on our publications page and we also have photos of the Truckee - Donner area which can be purchased. Please find a sampling of our numerous historic prints on our website.
Member EventsSaturday Jul 20, 2019Come join us for a great day of conversation, memories, and reunions! Sponsored by the Truckee Donner Historical Society. ...read moreSaturday Jul 20, 2019The Lincoln Highway Association will lead a discussion of the progression of transportation from the Railroad to the Lincoln Highway. ...read moreSaturday Jul 27, 2019Logging Railroads ...read moreSunday Jul 28, 2019This event will involve driving from Downtown Truckee to Various Locations to view old Logging areas with stops and talks. ...read moreSaturday Aug 3, 2019Come hear about the little railroad line between Truckee and Tahoe that allowed the world to find the beauty that is Lake Tahoe. ...read moreSaturday Aug 10, 2019Take a short historical walk along Jibboom Street to discuss the Red Light District with those in the know. ...read moreSaturday Aug 10, 2019Who were these women and what were their underlying connection with Truckee, other than the obvious? ...read moreSaturday Aug 17, 2019There weren't many, if any at all, small towns that didn't have their own Vigilance Committee. ...read moreSaturday Aug 24, 2019Henness Pass/Independence Lake - What is the connection with the Big 4 and the development of the resort concept? Come to our talk and find out. ...read moreSaturday Aug 31, 2019Our final goodbye celebration for the Sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad. Join us for a BBQ & Cake! ...read more