Fun Fact #53
The first major mining settlement in the Oroville area was Bidwell Bar.

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Museum of Anthropology

Admission is FREE

The Museum of Anthropology was established in 1970 in Trinity Hall at California State University at Chico to support the Department of Anthropology's unique and innovative museum training program. Today, the museum continues to function as a multifaceted educational facility. Students conceive, research, design, and install exhibits as part of their formal training in the Museum Certificate program and/ or the Master's Degree Option in Museum Studies. The museum is entirely student operated and serves as a center for docent training, museum store merchandising, collections management, and visitor evaluation studies. Open approximately six months each year, the free, public museum attracts 3,000 to 7,000 visitors annually from the campus and surrounding communities. Special docent-led tours are arranged for school classes, adult organizations, and the physically and mentally challenged. Members of the museum's own public support group, the Anthropology Museum Alliance, offer outside funding and volunteer assistance.

The Museum is located inside Langdon Hall, on the third floor,on the campus of CSU Chico, at the corner of Warner and First St., in downtown Chico.

For tours or more information please contact the museum at the number listed here.

Chico State University Langdon Hall 301, Chico

Phone: 530-898-2222
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-3pm

Handicap Access:No

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