We are ALL VOLUNTEERS, small in numbers but big in accomplishments and a State and Federal licensed non-profit organization. An educational society, preserving the history, heritage & culture of the Shasta Lake area …..early pioneers, Native Americans, people who came to work on Shasta Dam, early businesses, residents & their lives, and the community spirit & events that led the Boomtowns to becoming a City.

In 2001, we came into being because of the foresight of two ladies, Barbara Cross and Evelyn Hoppes, whose fathers worked on Shasta Dam, and who felt the history & culture of the area needed to be preserved. They enlisted the service of friends, Darlene Brown, Del Hiebert, Ruth Huey, Ray Siner, and Jack Trapp to form the first Board of Directors.

Though we have many photographs of Shasta Dam, the society's main focus is on the people who came seeking work on Shasta Dam, and the history of the surrounding area. We have well over 6,000 photos & articles in our database, the majority of which were donated by members & people wishing to preserve our heritage. 

    We have displays and showcases filled with memorabilia from dam workers, their families, veterans, a collection of mining & lumber tools, vintage cameras, toys, school mementos and more. Our office has a computer bank of photographs, bookcases filled with recorded interviews, maps, reference material and showcases. Our collection includes photos and stories about the cities under the water of Shasta Lake and we:
    • Offer visitors a tour
    • Publish a newsletter 3x a year
    • Display framed historical photos around the City
    • Maintain a display case at Lake Shasta Caverns and City Hall
    • Sell postcards and historical photos
    • Create videos from historical photographs with personal stories
    • Provide visual & oral presentations to local schools and/or organizations about our heritage. 
    • Collect research material 

    Museum Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:30pm or by appointment. For appointments please call 530.275.3995 or contact us: slhandhs@gmail.com 


     We are temporarily housed in a business location within the Industrial Park in the City of Shasta Lake. Our dream is to one day have a permanent home and museum within our City.


    3400 Shasta Gateway Drive Suite #H

    City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019


    From Redding, North on I-5, exit on Pine Grove ramp. Turn left (W), continue to Ashby Rd. Turn left (S) on Ashby Rd. Turn left on Shasta Gateway Dr. Turn right into the parking lot at 3400 Shasta Gateway Dr. We are located in front - Ste.#H.

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