Coarsegold Historic Museum

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31899 California 41, Coarsegold, CA, USA
(559) 642-4448

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Great information about everything inside. Oct 27, 2012
This nice little museum called Willow Glen is sponsored by the Coarsegold Historical Society and is open at least part of the day every day. It was started back in 2006 and is constantly being changed and added to. The old building at the front of the property was built from stone and adobe mud and served several owners over the year, first as a pack station office and then as a home. Most of the artifacts are from local Indian tribes or early settlers to the foothills here in the central San Joaquin Valley. In 1994 the Picayune School (in use from 1913 to 1956) was moved to the property. It was an elementary school especially for the local Chukchansi Yokut Indians. The Picayune Schoolhouse was a one-room schoolhouse in the local mountain area and displays as a school and is furnished with items dating to the period of its original use. It is now restored and listed on the California Register of Historic Sites and is a designated local Historical Landmark by the Madera County Board of Supervisors. The museum itself has gone to great lengths to describe or write stories about many of their displays. There is no admission charged but they do accept donations.
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