Dinner Tickets
                  Our Annual Dinner & a "Movie"
                   "A Tribute to the 50's and 60's"
    Community Center, 4499 Main St., City of Shasta Lake
              Thursday, September 19, 2019      5-9pm
Door open 5pm - wine & hors d'oeuvres
Dinner 6pm - BC Catering of Redding
Dessert - Culinary Class of Central Valley High School
Music, Entertainment, Raffle and a whole lot of fun!
                Tickets only $35 per person
               Deadline to purchase tickets: Sept.12th
                     ( FYI - we sell out early every year)
          You can buy tickets through PayPal below
      please remember to add all the names of your party:

September 2018 opening of our museum for Society Members and guests. Nearly 150 people came to visit that day. Mayor Larry Farr, on the far left, did the  Champagne toast with a fine tribute of thanks to the many volunteers shown here for making the museum become a reality. Pictured are Larry and some of the Volunteers: Darlene Brown, Deb West, Darlene & Matt Rumboltz, Patti Holmes, Ruth Ann Kobe, Linda Beaver, Donna Daniels, Del Hiebert, Linda Stout, Marylin Bohn, Mike Daniels, Joan Jennings, Alice Scarbourgh, Barbara Cross and Diana Evans. Not pictured are Earl West, Gerry Lundstrom, Rick & Karen Fox, Pete Droesch, Kay Kobe, Sadie Brown, Marian Trapp, Butch Hurlhey, Kayle Rhodes, Lena Locke, and Vern Charlton to name a few more!

We had our Grand Opening in October 2018. Above is the official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Mayor Larry Farr and County Supervisor Steve Morgan. Our new location is 1525 Median Ave. in the City of Shasta Lake. We are part of the new Visitors Center housing a Museum, Library and Chamber of Commerce. Hours are: M/T/W and Saturday 10-2.

Summer hours will be posted in April 2019.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 562, Shasta Lake, CA 96019. Email: slhandhs@gmail.com. 


MARKET PLACE RADIO did a piece on Infrastructures "When Public Works employed millions" and it included comments from some DAM KIDS (all in their 80's) Barbara & Don Cross, Del Hiebert and Ruth Ann Kobe, about life during the construction of Shasta Dam. For the story with photos and more comments, go to MPR's website:


OR: you can listen to the podcast by click the mp3 link attached below:



One can only image what it was like in those days of construction on Shasta Dam in the late 30's and early 40's. These are just a few of the many photographs in our collection. 


Working on the Pit River Bridge under construction.  In the picture above, look down at the river, that is the old Pit River Bridge in the background. 

Not many of the early workers are still among us. From the construction years, "those men of steel" are like all the WWII veterans, aging rapidly and will soon be only in our memories. 

Our sincere thanks to any and all of you who helped us over the years! It was because of your support that we have been able to preserve the photographs and stories that are shown in the museum. From before the construction of Shasta Dam - copper mining and the cities under Shasta Lake-  to the Boomtown era of Shasta Dam construction and on to the towns and people that were located along the Sacramento River before I-5 came into being, we have so much history to share!
In the new Boomtown museum are 14ft. tall murals enhancing two of our walls. Telling a story, the murals were created by Brandon Warlick of Sign Creations using photographs from our files. One wall depicts the Mammoth Mine located above the town of Kennett and symbolic of the Copper Mining that encompassed the area before Shasta Dam was built. The other wall shows the dam workers arriving to work on building Shasta Dam.  Platforms display antiques and vintage items of the era including the "elephant" in the room, the original movie projector out of the local Shasta Theatre that burnt down years ago.
Display stands contain local stories, showcases feature pioneer tools, vintage cookware, Native American baskets, Veteran's memorabilia and more.  We also have a big screen TV to show our digital films and a recording studio to digitize and preserve your stories for our files. And we have a gift shop containing vintage items and local crafts for sale. Admission is $3.00 for adults. However, there is No charge to Society Members, their families, and Children under 12. So on your next visit to Shasta County, make it point to stop by on your way to the lake or the mountains, and learn a little more about the local history. We're sure you'll enjoy it. 

Working on the Pit River Bridge. 

We just received the second printing of our book "Those Dam Kids". It is a great addition to any book collection. Almost 300 pages, it is full of photos and short stories by the offspring of the workers on Shasta Dam.  Sharing their memories during the "Boomtown Years", it is a quick must read and sure to be a collectible book in years to come.  Above is Mr. Mathew Rumboltz with some of "those Dam kids" and the first 7th & 8th grade students at Toyon School 1938. click: those-dam-kids-book.php

 Many photographs shown on our website are personal photos and can not be used for commercial purposes in any form. Please contact us for permission of use on any reproduction of any of the photographs within our website. Thank you.

Board of Directors

Deb West, President

Mike Daniels,  Vice President

Joan Jennings, Recording Secretary

Kay Kobe, Treasurer

Barbara Cross, Director

Del Hiebert, Director

"Butch" Henry Hurlhey, Director

Rick Fox, Director

Darlene V. Brown, Past President and Director